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cps watchdog says claypool should be fired, but emanuel sticks by his schools chief

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cps watchdog says claypool should be fired, but emanuel sticks by his schools chief

the inspector general for chicago public schools has recommended that district ceo forrest claypool be fired for his handling of an ethics investigation involving the district’s top attorney, according to sources, but mayor rahm emanuel on wednesday said he is sticking by his embattled schools chief.emanuel said in a statement that claypool “made a mistake” but asked that there be no rush to judgment.“these are serious allegations, and i know the board is reviewing them with the scrutiny they merit — but forrest himself has already acknowledged the lapse in judgment, and apologized for it,” emanuel said. “and i think we should all take a deep breath before making snap judgments about a man with a sterling reputation and a sterling record of public service.”inspector general nicholas schuler’s recommendation that a key emanuel ally be removed follows a lengthy ethics investigation that spiraled into an open conflict between the district watchdog and claypool’s office. schuler’s report on his investigation was delivered to the school board on tuesday, almost one year after the ig publicly accused the district of attempting to stall the probe.the investigation concluded that ronald marmer, the district’s general counsel, violated cps ethics codes by receiving annual severance payments for his past work at jenner & block while also supervising the prominent firm’s work on this year’s failed cps effort to sue the state of illinois over education funding...