Chicago Inspector General investigation into CPS began after BGA report

Mayor Lori Lightfoot sealed $1.6M favor for campaign donor, BGA says
CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago Inspector General began an investigation into CPS after a Better Government Association investigative reporter dug into a favor.

David Kidwell from the BGA joined ABC 7 Chicago Saturday to talk about the Chicago Public Schools investigation.

BGA reporter Kiannah Sepeda-Miller co-reported with Chalkbeat on a $1.6 million favor Mayor Lori Lightfoot sealed for a campaign donor with the city school system. The IG also looked into former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett.

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Projects like this one help provide residents with the transparency and accountability needed to ensure CPS is doing right by school staff, students and families, Kidwell said.

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