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.
Cloud Over Chicago Schools Boss Reflects Larger Ethical Problems, Union SaysBarbara Byrd Bennett's salary from CPS hasn’t been her only source of income, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal InvestigationChicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.
Schock's Staff To Face Tough Prosecutor In Spending ProbeTimothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who's involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He's prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.
In Final Speech In Congress, Schock Says He's Leaving 'With Sadness And Humility'In his final speech on the House floor, embattled Congressman Aaron Schock apologized for letting down his constituents, and vowed to “work tirelessly to make it up” to them.
Source: Feds Open Investigation Of Congressman SchockThe Justice Department has launched a formal criminal investigation into the office and campaign expenses of resigning Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, as well as his personal business dealings with political donors, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Friday.
Attorney Seeks Federal Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Last YearAttorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.
Member Of Violent Hobos "Supergang" Cooperating With FedsThey made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
Protesters Demand Federal Investigation Into Police ShootingsProtesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.
Des Plaines Police Misplaced Rifles Provided By FedsThe Des Plaines Police Department could be facing a federal investigation into the disappearance of two semi-automatic rifles.
Rising Star Chicago Defense Attorney Target Of Criminal ProbeProsecutors on Wednesday revealed that the FBI is probing whether lawyer Beau Brindley encouraged drug dealer Rahshone Burnett to lie under oath. In an unusual move, agents raided Brindley’s office in the downtown Monadnock building last month and seized evidence.
Feds: Five Chicago-Area Children Victims Of Child Porn RingThe investigation into an underground child pornography website that included at least five victims from the Chicago area has concluded, the federal government announced Tuesday.
Search Warrants Issued For Elgin Lawmaker's Home, OfficeSearch warrants were executed Thursday at the home and office of state Rep. Keith Farnham, by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations as part of an "ongoing investigation."
New Play Tells Sordid Tale Of Convicted Politial Insider Stuart LevineThe rise and fall of one of a key Illinois political insider and power broker now behind bars on corruption charges is the basis for a new theater production in Chicago this fall.