CPS scandal. Solomon, Byrd-Bennett, Swanson, Brizard, Vitale, Emanuel, Zopp, Vallas. Mums the word.

Fred Klonsky


“I don’t know nothin’ about that.”

There is more on the CPS SUPES scandal in today’s Trib.

There is more connecting the dots.

And the dots take the scandal closer to the fifth floor.

But nobody is talking.

Asked whether Solomon had connections to Swanson, the mayor said, “I’m not going to talk about it, given that there are questions.”


The mayor’s office and CPS have to date not fulfilled the Tribune’s requests for emails to or from the Emanuel administration that are related to the controversy.


Brizard said he doesn’t recall being involved in a no-bid contract at CPS.


Since those initial statements, however, Vitale has declined to comment further.


Byrd-Bennett also has declined to answer Tribune questions.


“I’d really rather not talk about it,” said Andrea Zopp, a school board member and former prosecutor who last week announced her bid for the…

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