Following questions from the BGA, Chicago Public Schools says it will no longer work with an electrical contractor that has been paid more than $3 million since August 2012, when the company was banned by City Hall for allegedly lying about its ownership to win city contracts.
The cryptocurrency giant pledged at least a million dollars to a local non-profit to provide universal basic income to help people get back on their feet after spending time behind bars. But now, the company has filed for bankruptcy, without delivering on most of the grant.
The property tax sale process that can result in people losing their homes robs those communities of generational wealth, critics say. And Cook County’s last-chance fund to help make some of those homeowners whole is years behind in paying claims.
A Chalkbeat Chicago and Illinois Answers Project investigation revealed that despite student needs, high poverty districts have spent smaller portions of their ESSER funds in comparison to low poverty districts.
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CPS UNPLUGS CONTRACTOR
by BGA, Illinois Answers Project
February 16, 2017