Lauren FitzPatrick is an investigative reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Between February and August, the executive assistant appointed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker accounted for $240,761.30 in billings — double the salary of her boss.
Se descubrió que los 14 mintieron en sus solicitudes de préstamos PPP de ser trabajadores independientes y algunos inventaron negocios falsos.
Chief Operating Officer Crystal Cooper was one of 14 school staffers caught in Inspector General Will Fletcher’s investigation of COVID-19 relief loans.
Three top officials at IEMA, the state agency tasked with responding to disasters across the state including the COVID pandemic and a record number of tornadoes this year, were pushed out late last month.
Despite Lori Lightfoot’s promise her Board of Ed wouldn’t be ‘a rubber stamp,’ it seldom crossed her
All but 24 of 2,048 votes by school board members the former mayor appointed were unanimously approved — a 99% passage rate with 98% unanimity, the Sun-Times found.
James T. Weiss gets a victory in CPS school parking lawsuit a week after being convicted of bribing 2 legislators
A Cook County judge sided largely with Weiss and his partner in a parking company in ruling Friday that they owe far less money than CPS was seeking in a suit over paid parking on Chicago school lots.
Mayor Brandon Johnson says he opposes closing schools and our investigation shows they didn’t help students or communities. We explore the alternatives.
A Chicago Sun-Times and WBEZ investigation found school officials failed to protect these welcoming schools and the $155 million invested in them.
A Sun-Times and WBEZ analysis shows the 2013 school closings “didn’t do anything to fix all the structural inequalities that are leading to lower outcomes in the first place.”