Philadelphia District Attorney Pleads Guilty to Bribery and Resigns

By JON HURDLE June 29, 2017 PHILADELPHIA — District Attorney R. Seth Williams pleaded guilty to bribery and quit his position as Philadelphia’s chief law enforcement officer on Thursday, bringing to an abrupt halt his trial on federal corruption...

Chicago Schools Ex-Leader Is Sentenced as Classrooms Struggle to Stay Open

By MITCH SMITH April 28, 2017 CHICAGO — Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the former leader of this city’s troubled public school system, was sentenced to four and a half years in federal prison on Friday for steering millions of dollars’ worth of...