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Retired Black Cops Want Federal Probe Of CPD PracticesA group of retired black Chicago police officers has joined the call for a federal civil rights investigation of the Chicago Police Department’s practices, saying the Laquan McDonald case illustrates a problem with racism on the police force.
Feds: Ex-CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett To Plead Guilty To Corruption ChargesThe indictment alleges she steered no-bid contracts to SUPES for kickbacks and bribes. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment.
LAZ Parking Executive On Leave Amid Federal Bribery ProbeFederal agents have been investigating the LAZ Parking executive on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a contract for meters in Chicago to a favored company. The FBI filed an affidavit in February to search two email accounts tied to the executive, who called the allegations “news to me” and declined to comment.
Hastert Lawyer: Leaks About Alleged Sex Abuse "Unconscionable"Thomas Green, Hastert's New-York based defense attorney, said during a status hearing in Chicago that he's concerned information that's been disclosed to the media may inhibit Hastert's right to a fair trial.
13 From Illinois Charged In Federal Health Care Fraud SweepA nationwide health care fraud sweep that led to charges against hundreds of doctors, nurses and pharmacy owners includes four cases being prosecuted in Chicago.
Feds Focus On LAZ Executive For Alleged Parking Meter BribeFederal agents have been investigating an executive with the firm that manages Chicago’s privatized parking meters on allegations he took kickbacks to steer a meter contract to a favored company, according to a court record obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times.
Aide Who Handled Schock's Travel Testifies Before Grand JuryAn aide who booked travel and submitted expense vouchers for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock testified Wednesday before a federal grand jury investigating allegations of improper spending by the onetime rising Republican star.
Emanuel To Shake Up Chicago Board Of EducationAs Mayor Rahm Emanuel searches for a new leader for the Chicago Public Schools, he also has decided to replace most of the school board that approved a controversial $20.5 million no-bid contract which is the focus of a federal investigation.
FBI Investigating 2013 Police Shooting Of Two Teens In RoselandThe teens were wounded on Dec. 22 near 95th and La Salle after Chicago Police officers curbed a stolen car packed with joyriders, the department said in a statement after the incident.
CPS Suspends Controversial No-Bid Contract At Center Of Federal ProbeThe Chicago Public Schools have suspended a controversial $20.5 million contract with a company that provides leadership training to principals, amid a federal investigation of the company's ties to CPS Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
CPS Protesters Want Mayor To Replace Entire School BoardChicago Public Schools parents and other education advocates were outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Monday, demanding he “push the reset button” on his appointed school board, amid an ongoing contract scandal.
Former CPS Boss Concerned About "Stable Leadership" Amid Federal ProbeA major player in Chicago school reform was expressing serious concerns about the uncertainty swirling around the Chicago Public Schools, as chief executive officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett faces a federal probe into a controversial no-bid contract.

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