I just found out a few minutes ago that the board of education president, Michael Scott apparently killed himself near the Chicago River Monday
morning. As far as I know of, there wasn’t anything suspicious about him, as far as any sort of outward problem. The one thing I did read about in a Bloomberg article was that he was being subpoenaed by a federal grand jury about having preferences over some students verses others for admission into elite public schools. Though the case hadn’t been proven, and Scott himself stated that he didn’t do it, some people were angry over him being president of the school board, but I doubt it was enough to make him that upset.
The article did mention though, that he was upset over Chicago mayor Richard Daley’s control over the city’s education establishment. Still, it’s a loss to the board of education and my condolences go out to his family.