“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 2016 Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate. “There’s a lot in the public record on this already.”
Solomon confirmed through a spokesman that he played a role in Emanuel’s selection of Brizard but has declined to answer further questions.
Vallas, who later returned to the Chicago area and unsuccessfully ran for Illinois lieutenant governor last year, said he and Solomon stopped working together in 2010. Vallas declined to explain why.
So, that should clear things up.