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Lauren FitzPatrick is an investigative reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.

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CPS CEO to hire two San Antonio schools officials as his top deputies

Patti Salzmann is expected to be named the district’s new chief education officer as soon as next month, and Ken Thompson is set to take the chief operating officer job this week, sources said Monday.

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Rosa Escareno signs a 90-day contract as interim CEO of Chicago Park District, but she’s open to staying longer

Escareno acknowledged a housecleaning and a culture change are needed in the Beaches and Pools Division, and she has carte blanche to do both.

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City Hall veteran Rosa Escareno tapped as interim parks chief

Escareno agreed to come out of her recent retirement to oversee the Chicago Park District, still in the midst of an investigation into rampant sexual harassment and abuse against lifeguards at the city’s beaches and pools.

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Algunas escuelas de CPS dicen que no cumplen con las normas de limpieza, pero el distrito ha asignado equipos de limpieza a tiempo extra

Aunque las máscaras, el distanciamiento social y la buena ventilación han demostrado ser lo más eficaz para combatir el coronavirus, las escuelas limpias siguen siendo una prioridad para todos.

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Park District Supt. Kelly resigns after Lightfoot says he should be fired for cause

The mayor said she called for Michael Kelly’s firing at an emergency Chicago Park District Board meeting Friday, but the board took no action against the park district’s superintendent and CEO.

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Parks board takes no action after hearing independent report on lifeguard scandal

Following an emergency meeting behind closed doors to hear the findings of an outside law firm, the Chicago Park District Board convened in open session and announced no action had been taken against Supt. Mike Kelly.

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CPS says some schools don’t meet cleanliness standards, offers workers OT pay to fix problem

"Aramark needs to get custodial crews into the schools over the weekend to get them cleaned and up to CPS standards," the district wrote in an email to building engineers that was obtained by the Sun-Times.

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Embattled park district superintendent still has golden parachute contract — though district said it was terminated

Mike Kelly has held his $230,000-a-year job for the last decade. Some City Council members have demanded his ouster, but Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said she’s waiting for results of the investigation into alleged sexual harassment and abuse of lifeguards.

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Kaegi is giving tax breaks to vets on pricey homes even though they don’t qualify

So some get big tax breaks despite being ineligible. The Cook County assessor says he’s following the policy on the disabled vets property tax exemption his predecessor set.

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Park District supervisor accused of ‘inappropriate relationship’ with underage lifeguard

The supervisor was suspended and then resigned. It’s the most explosive development yet in the ongoing investigation of sexual harassment and abuse among lifeguards at Chicago’s pools and beaches.