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Report: Groupon CEO Says Company Is Still Growing Impressively

The chief executive officer of Chicago-based Groupon is defending his company and his leadership.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School Day

As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.

CBS 2–08/01/2012

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard (Credit: CBS)

Brizard To Call Parents Personally To Remind Them Of First Day Of School

If you’re the parent of a Chicago Public Schools student, you might just get a personal call from executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.

CBS 2–07/19/2012

Jim Skinner

McDonald’s CEO Skinner Set To Retire

The chief executive officer of Oak Brook-based McDonald’s Corp. has decided to retire later this year.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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Vallas: Study Vindicates Rigorous International Baccalaureate Program

Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says new research from the University of Chicago vindicates a program he instituted that had many doubters.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Vallas On Blagojevich: ‘Illinois Has Deserved Better’

The man who almost kept Rod Blagojevich out of the governor’s mansion a decade ago now says it’s sad to see what the now-imprisoned governor did to the state.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

ComEd Power Yard

Big Compensation Hike For ComEd Parent Company CEO

The parent company of ComEd handed out some big pay raises for last year, after changing the way it rates executive performance.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2012

Jean Claude Brizard (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Brizard: ‘Lousy’ Principals Must Be Replaced

The head of the Chicago Public Schools says officials will replace a substantial number of principals, in an effort to help address the problem of poor performance in the most impoverished areas of the city.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

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First Day Of School Arrives; Longer School Day Debate Rages On

The first day of school arrived Tuesday for students at Chicago Public Schools, in the midst of a battle between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Teachers Union over longer school days.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Teachers Care More About Education Than Labor Disputes

Students return to the Chicago Public Schools Tuesday, and chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he believes teachers will put aside their labor complaints when it comes time to get to the front of the classroom.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard: No More Barring Teachers Over Personality Test Scores

A personality test given to prospective Chicago Public School teachers is no longer a do-or-die proposition.

WBBM Newsradio–07/22/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Wants Teachers To Make House Calls For Students

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says some likes the idea of teachers house calls, as one group of charter schools has suggested.

WBBM Newsradio–06/24/2011

Lewis Jordan

CHA Chief Resigns Amid Credit Card Controversy

Chicago Housing Authority chief executive officer Lewis Jordan has submitted his resignation, in the wake of questions about his use of a government credit card.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Says He Won’t Accept Bonus For Improved Test Scores

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says that if he is offered a salary bonus for raising students’ test scores, he won’t accept it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Tribune Tower (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

L.A. Times Publisher Named New Tribune Company CEO

Los Angeles Times publisher Eddy Harnstein has been named the new chief executive officer of the Triune Company.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

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Report: CEO Pay Skyrocketing Again

A new report says the pay for company chief executive officers is going sky-high again after two years of decreases, and some people are trying to do something about it.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Says He’s Up To Daunting Task At CPS

In a series of interviews, incoming Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he looks forward to handling a daunting task.

WBBM Newsradio–05/04/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Emanuel Not Bothered By Lawsuits Against Brizard

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s not troubled by criticisms of incoming Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard, or even federal lawsuits filed against him.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Schools CEO Pick Locked In Contract In Rochester

Is new Chicago Public School chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard coming to Chicago, or not?

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011