Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has opened a new runway and air traffic control tower, completing another piece of the nearly $9 billion overhaul of its outdated airfield.For more than a decade, Chicago has been untangling O'Hare's six crisscrossing runways and rearranging the
A Chicago-based government research group supports the city's proposed $7.8 billion budget with a property tax increase, but says more work is needed to stabilize finances long-term.The Civic Federation released a report Wednesday amid ongoing budget hearings.Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed
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 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