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.
Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee continue to defend the release of the CIA torture report. Alfred McCoy, professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us to discuss the fallout from last week's disclosures.
The bribery case of an Illinois lawmaker may take a rare step this week. Attorneys are scheduled to debate whether federal authorities lied about the background of a key witness who secretly recorded Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith.