Armed Robbery Case Exposes Flaw in Chicago Park District Hiring

Last year, the Chicago Park District hired a custodian to work at one of its facilities without knowledge of his extensive criminal record, including convictions for armed robbery, battery and other felonies and misdemeanors, according to an investigation by the Park District’s Office of Inspector General.

The findings expose a flaw in the Park District’s hiring practices that has resulted in employees with undisclosed felony convictions – and in at least one case, convictions for violent crimes – working near children, or potentially even with children. FULL STORY