The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) was reportedly investigating a deal signed under Barbara Byrd-Bennett during her tenure at the Detroit Public Schools (DPS) district long before she came to Chicago to run the city’s public school system.
Days before the kick off of the annual Herbalife Extravaganza in Chicago, two former independent distributors from the Chicago area filed new complaints with the Illinois Attorney General’s office, claiming the nutritional products company operates a pyramid scheme that exploits Latino immigrants.
“Herbalife is in Chicago this week for a major conference, where they celebrate what they call their success and what we call a detriment to the Latino economy here in Illinois,” said Omar Duque, CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Duque joined about half-a-dozen other consumer and civil rights advocates on Tuesday to submit the complaints on behalf of the former independent distributors to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St. in Chicago.
The opening of a new Concept charter school in a building located in Chicago's Chatham neighborhood is reportedly "on hold" due to a federal probe into other schools run by the charter school operator, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
After two overwhelming votes in two days, members of Congress say they are confident they can agree on a bill to improve veterans' health care and send it to the president's desk by the end of the month.