Chicago Public School's CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigned late Sunday amid a federal probe of a $20 million no-bid contract between the district and the training academy SUPES where she once worked as a consultant. For his part, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is distancing himself from the resignation. But Chicago’s Mayor is more than a tangential player; he hand-selects the CEO and the Board of Education members. Sarah Karp joins us to detail the unique role of the Mayor in shaping policy for the district. Also, a look at the play Xtigone.
Spring session has adjourned in Springfield but House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton let members know they should expect to get back to work to balance a budget. Gov. Bruce Rauner accuses the two Democratic leaders of not being cooperative in passing a budget or reforms. Madigan and Cullerton say the Governor should be more focused on legislating. We talk to Gov. Rauner about what he thinks is next to get a balanced budget. Also, we take calls about the CTA's new Courtesy campaign.