Some Aldermen Want Their Own Hearings On CPS Abuse

Craig Dellimore
June 20, 2018 - 5:17 pm
Chicago City Hall

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Some Chicago aldermen are demanding their own hearings into the sex abuse scandal in the Chicago Public Schools.

State lawmakers have heard testimony. The CPS Inspector General is reviewing sex abuse cases, and an outside expert will review the school system’s procedures and practices.

Still, 36th Ward Alderman Gilbert Villegas said Wednesday, given the City Council’s position, aldermen need answers, too.

Villegas heads the City Council’s Latino Caucus, which is joining the Black, Progressive and Women’s Caucuses in calling for the hearings.

He said aldermen need answers to give to their constituents, even if separate investigations and hearings are underway into how CPS handles cases of faculty and staff accused of abusing students.