A federal judge has set in motion improvements to Illinois’ troubled Department of Children and Family Services. The action came after WBEZ found some minors were waiting behind bars even after they were cleared to go home.
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits after a report that he spent more than $10,000 of taxpayer money to have staff accompany him on a trip to New York City.
As Chicago’s Muslim community reels from allegations that a prominent Islamic scholar sexually assaulted women, some are calling for an investigation into what leaders knew about prior claims of misconduct.
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised to double the number of dropouts CPS would serve, few guessed that he intended to look past existing alternative schools to out-of-town, for-profit companies to fix the problem.