Barbara Byrd-Bennett admitted to steering $23 million in school district no-bid contracts to her former employer, with the expectation she’d get $2.3 million in kickbacks following retirement from Chicago Public Schools’ top job.
An hour after pleading guilty to her role in a scheme to steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks, the former head of Chicago Public Schools apologized Tuesday to students, parents and employees, saying they deserved "much more
The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will be arraigned Tuesday in federal court on corruption charges.The Chicago Tribune reports that court records show Barbara Byrd-Bennett will make her first court appearance before U.S.
The latest on the indictment of formerChicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):3:55 p.m.Officials with Chicago Public Schools have declined to discuss the indictment of the
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.