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Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

Emails show firm played up clout in pitch for controversial no-bid CPS deal

Newly released emails from City Hall show how a controversial consulting firm played up its clout with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration and Chicago Public Schools before securing a multimillion-dollar no-bid contract now at the center of a federal criminal investigation. Wilmette-based SUPES Academy touted its "instrumental" role in building Emanuel's school leadership team in its successful pitch for a principal training program at CPS, city records show. "Working with both the Mayor's Office and the (CPS) Department of Talent and Human Resources, we have been heavily involved in recruiting the current Chief Executive Officer, both the former and current...

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