Illinois taxpayers are fed up and overtaxed. Residents have little faith that their governments are spending their tax dollars well – and for good reason. The state’s most recent spending plan is out of balance by as much as $1.5 billion, and includes $54.2 million in wasteful spending and $27 million in pork-barrel spending. The...View Report
From 2013 to 2016, Chicago Public Schools purchased more than $250,600 worth of gift cards, most of which were meant for students and families. But CPS employees stole some of them, according to the inspector general’s office.
Forrest Claypool will step down as the head of Chicago Public Schools after the CPS inspector general recommended his firing.
In two separate deals with JPMorgan, CPS borrowed $387M to make a teacher pension payment at end of June and as a result of the deal, will accumulate at least $7M in interest.
Chicago Public Schools is faced with the possibility of closing school early while Chicago sits on massive property wealth.
A career teacher can expect to collect $2 million in benefits during his or her retirement.