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CPS Threatens To Discipline Teachers Who Boycott ISAT

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has threatened to seek to remove the state certification of teachers who refuse to administer next week’s Illinois Standards Achievement Test, after many teachers planned a boycott.


Patrick Bruce (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Orland Fire Protection District Plans To Discipline Firefighter Over Fatal Crash

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (STMW) — Orland Fire Protection District officials plan to meet with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office Thursday before disciplining the lieutenant charged with reckless homicide in the death of a 25-year-old […]


Empty Classroom

Report: Minority Students Turned In To Police In School Disproportionately Often

An investigation finds a disproportionate number of black and Hispanic high school students are turned over to police for infractions that result in other students being less severely disciplined.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2012

Empty Classroom

Suburban School Board To Decide On Fate Of Counselor Who Wrote Sexually Graphic Book

A south suburban school board will be deciding Tuesday night whether to discipline a guidance counselor and former girls’ basketball coach who wrote a self-help book with some views on women that many have called distasteful.

CBS Chicago–09/18/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Attorney For Indicted State Rep: House Panel Rushing To Judgment

The attorney for indicted State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) has launched a mannered, but pointed attack against the House committee considering whether to discipline Smith over bribery allegations.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Enough Evidence To Punish State Rep. Derrick Smith, Panel Finds

A special Illinois House investigative committee has issued a report finding lawmakers have enough evidence to punish state Rep. Derrick Smith, amid allegations he took a $7,000 bribe.


Sheriff Dart On Chess

Dart: Teach Inmates Chess And They’ll Learn Valuable Skills

Authorities hope to teach Cook County Jail inmates some lessons about patience, responsibility and learning from mistakes – by having them play chess.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Activists protest the discipline policy and Noble Network charter schools. (CBS)

Students, Parents Protest Noble Network School Discipline Policy

Some parents and activists rallied at Chicago Public School headquarters in the Loop today to accuse a chain of charter schools of overly harsh discipline.


Police Headquarters

14 Police Officers May Be Fired For Abusing Sick Leave

A sick leave scandal has erupted in the Chicago Police Department, and 14 officers could lose their jobs.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

CPS Classroom

CPS Students, Parents: Focus On Counseling, Not Punishment

Chicago Public Schools pupils, graduates and parents are asking the system to focus more on counseling and less on discipline.

WBBM Newsradio–07/14/2011

Teen Driving

How To Say No To Your Teen, And Stick To It

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez has this advice for saying, “No,” to your teenager, and sticking to it.

CBS 2–05/11/2011

Police Assault

1,000+ Officers May Be Disciplined For Peeping At Report

The Chicago Police Department is planning to investigate more than 1,000 of its own officers for looking up the police report of a woman allegedly sexually assaulted by two on-duty officers.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011