Byrd-Bennett Wants 3 1/2 Years In Prison; Feds Seek More Than 7Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett believes she deserves far less prison time for an audacious kickback scheme than the seven-plus years the government is seeking, asking the judge she’ll soon face for three and a half years tops.
Chicago Teachers Call Off May 1 Walkout, But Send Warning To CPSCTU President Karen Lewis says the union will not accept any additional furlough days. WBBM's Bob Roberts reports.
Parents And Aldermen Demand CPS To Avoid Early End To School Yeararents and some Chicago Aldermen are demanding that the city and public school officials do everything possible to avoid a threatened early end to the school year.
Mastermind Behind Massive CPS Kickback Scheme To Be SentencedThe mastermind of a massive kickback scandal that took down former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces sentencing in a federal courtroom Friday.
Mayor Emanuel Doubts Governor Rauner's CPS Pension Relief ProposalMayor Emanuel is expressing doubts about Governor Rauner’s latest proposal for pension relief for the Chicago Public Schools.
Chance The Rapper Announces CPS Schools Receiving $10K From His DonationChance the Rapper announced Thursday via Twitter the nine Chicago public schools that will receive $10,000 checks as a part of his $1 million donation to CPS.
Chicago Teachers Signal One-Day Strike On May 1 If CPS Ends School Year EarlyThe proposed walkout is related to continuing budget problems within the Chicago Public Schools system.
Chicago Public Schools May Close Early Without State Funding BoostChicago Public Schools recently had a hole blown in its budget when Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a pension-funding measure.
CPS Official To Principals: Do Not Cooperate With Immigration AuthoritiesIn a letter to principals released Tuesday evening, Chief Education Officer Janice Jackson wrote, "To be very clear, CPS does not provide assistance in the enforcement of civil immigration law."
Small, But Passionate Group Of Students Demands Meeting With CPS ChiefOnly ten students showed up for a protest of CPS budget cuts, including Jasmine Curtis, a student from Englewood.
Claypool Hurls More Insults At Gov. Rauner Over School Budget MessEarlier this week, the CPS boss sent a letter to parents blaming the Republican for the Chicago schools spending freeze.
Chairman Of Chicago Republican Party Files Ethics Complains Against CPSThe head of the Chicago Republican Party has filed a complaint with the inspector general of Chicago Public Schools - after the Schools CEO Forrest Claypool sent a letter to parents criticizing Illinois' Republican governor.