Chicago Public Schools investigated: Misspending, use of clout discovered

An investigation has led to the discovery of lavish spending by two former presidents of the Chicago Board of Education, all while schools faced a serious budget crisis, the Huffington Post reports. Chicago Public Schools Inspector General James M. Sullivan released a scathing report Monday, questioning more than $800,000 in spending by former school board presidents Rufus Williams and Michael Scott, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Scott committed suicide in November 2009. According to the report, $12,624 of taxpayer money was spent on holiday parties at a president’s home and thousands more on Soldier Field skybox suites, 50-plate catered lunches and $3,000 to have the board’s offices “swept for electronic eavesdropping devices,” WBEZ reports…

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