Chicago Virtual Charter School CEO On Paid Leave As CPS Watchdog Investigates Questionable SpendingThe CEO of Chicago Virtual Charter School is in deep trouble, and others could be too, amid investigation into questionable spending.
Park District Workers Pocketed Cash From Scrap Metal Sales, Set Up Tax-Exempt Sam's Club Accounts, Inspector General FindsSeveral Chicago Park District employees are facing disciplinary action and might be fired after allegedly selling scrap metal for more than $64,000 in cash they never turned over to the district.
City Of Chicago Workers Allegedly Used Medical Leave To Party In The Caribbean, Take 'Booze Cruise'City of Chicago employees used family medical leave to take multiple Caribbean cruises, where they allegedly drank alcohol on a "booze cruise," went clubbing and toured tropical islands--according to the Inspector General's first quarterly report of 2019.
As Lightfoot Meets With Springfield Power Brokers, Ethics Reform Is Front And Center In Chicago"There was a vote in the City Council to strip out the power to investigate aldermen. And so, the power to investigate aldermen was taken away, and that was 30 years ago."
CPS Inspector General Report Exposes Improper Admissions, Failed Background ChecksThe inspector general for the Chicago Public Schools is taking the district to task in a 50-page report filled with hundreds of allegations of misconduct, waste, and fraud.
Ogden School Principal Allegedly Falsified Reports To Improve School's RatingsA principal at a Chicago Public School allegedly falsified attendance records, according to reports from an inspector general investigation.
Lightning-Rod Inspector General Post To Be Filled Next MonthDemocrats controlling the General Assembly were embarrassed last year when reaction to the #MeToo anti-sexual harassment movement revealed the vacancy and unanswered complaints.
Police, Fire Departments Not Investigating After White Firefighter Pulls Gun On Black Man; 'They Think This Is A Game'Serious questions remain for the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, after a white man later identified as a firefighter pulled a gun on a black man running errands in Bridgeport.
Report: School Resource Officers Need Better Training, ScreeningThe deputy inspector general for public safety is concerned about what he calls "a disconnect" between Chicago police and Chicago schools.
CPS Inspector General Wants Company Disqualified For Rigging BidsA scathing report from the inspector general for the Chicago Public Schools has accused one of the district’s most powerful alternative school providers of bid-rigging, and the fallout could be significant.
Two Democratic Congressmen Call For IG Probe Of Pruitt's Secret CalendarTwo Democratic Congressmen Thursday called on the EPA's Inspector General to investigate whether Administrator Scott Pruitt committed a federal crime by allegedly hiding or falsifying records of meetings and discussions with industry representatives.
One-On-One With Interim CPS CEO, Janice JacksonJackson replaces Forrest Claypool, who resigned last month amid ethics concerns.
CPS Watchdog Reveals 'Widespread' Employee Misuse Of Gift Cards Meant For StudentsAccording to the annual report from the Inspector General for the Chicago Board of Education, even some principals took part in lavish buying sprees.
Claypool Apologizes After Being Accused Of Cover-UpChicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool apologizes no fewer than four times for lying to ethics investigators and other missteps –- actions that have prompted some to call for his termination.
Barred From Working At CPS, 163 Former Staffers Find Jobs At Charter, Contract SchoolsA CPS spokesman said sharing “do not hire” information with charter and contract schools requires the consent of each individual on the list