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  • Ex-school board member gets 30 months in North Chicago kickback scandal

    Ex-school board member gets 30 months in North Chicago kickback scandal
    A former North Chicago School Board member was sentenced Tuesday to two and a half years in federal prison for receiving at least $566,000 in kickbacks from co-defendants who controlled transportation companies that received more than $21 million in...
  • Company with Baltimore County school contract under federal investigation in Chicago

    Company with Baltimore County school contract under federal investigation in Chicago
    Federal authorities are investigating SUPES Academy — an Illinois-based company that has trained school officials in Baltimore County and across the country — for a $20 million contract it has with Chicago Public Schools. The company's...
  • Mayoral election is far from a no-brainer — even for teachers

    Mayoral election is far from a no-brainer — even for teachers
    As a veteran Chicago Public Schools teacher, I’ve heard countless times that it’s obvious how I’ll vote the mayoral runoff. In truth, this decision has been anything but obvious for me, having to take into account who I am and what I...
  • CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on leave amid federal probe

    CPS chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett on leave amid federal probe
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is taking a paid leave of absence in the face of a federal investigation that subpoenas show is taking a broad approach in its search for information about the district's decision to award a $20.5...
  • Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says

    Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into both the...
  • Feds investigating CPS chief, $20.5 million contract to her former employer

    Feds investigating CPS chief, $20.5 million contract to her former employer
    Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and a $20.5 million contract the district awarded on a no-bid basis to a training academy that formerly employed her, sources said. The CPS inspector general's...
  • Rauner's school board moves to offset CPS cuts

     Rauner's school board moves to offset CPS cuts
    Chicago Public Schools would get $33.3 million to soften the blow of recent state budget cuts under a plan approved Wednesday by the State Board of Education. The money is part of a $97 million pot set aside to help struggling schools after lawmakers...
  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief...
  • Peanut butter cookie search leads to unexpected source

    Peanut butter cookie search leads to unexpected source
    Q: Many years past the Tribune posted a recipe for Giant Peanut Butter Cookies — the recipe was previously made in Chicago Public Schools. It is my family's favorite recipe, and I have misplaced it for a couple of years now.I have searched your...
  • Massive snowstorm closes schools in Chicago, some suburbs

    Massive snowstorm closes schools in Chicago, some suburbs
    Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren across the Chicago area will stay home from school Monday after Sunday's snowstorm dropped more than a foot of snow. Chicago Public Schools on Sunday evening announced its third weather-related closing this year....
  • Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary

    Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary
    Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...