The disgraced former Chicago Public Schools CEO reports to prison in just a few days.
Barbara Byrd Bennett
Former SUPES co-owner Thomas Vranas receives 18-month sentence
The disgraced former Chicago Public Schools CEO will spend 54 months in prison after a federal judge sentenced her Friday for the yearslong kickback scheme she ran while chief of the cash-strapped district.
Chicago Public Schools has filed a lawsuit against former Chief Executive Officer Barbara Byrd-Bennett. The complaint, filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, seeks $65 million in money damages and civil penalties.
An annual report from CPS Inspector General Nick Schuler cites numerous cases of students who live in Chicago suburbs enrolling in the city's elite selective enrollment schools.
It wasn't all about politics in 2015, but stories of government change, corruption and challenges loomed large in the headlines. With that, we present a collection of the stories that "Chicago Tonight" followers were most interested in over the past 12 months.
Joel Weisman and his panel of guests discuss the Cubs victory over the Pirates, corruption charges against former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and other top stories of the week.