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Chicago schools face $1 billion deficit

CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Chicago's school system needs pension reform, union concessions and job cuts to close next year's projected $1 billion deficit, the schools chief says.

Daley wants 'congestion-reduction' fees

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says implementing so-called congestion-reduction parking fees downtown could ease traffic problems and raise needed funds.

Train detrailed after running red signal

CHICAGO, May 28 (UPI) -- The commuter derailment Wednesday in Chicago was caused by a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Transit Authority, an official said.

Chicago commute clogged

CHICAGO, April 15 (UPI) -- The morning commute became a mess for many Chicagoans taking the Blue Line trains to work Tuesday.

Chicagoans preparing for mass transit woes

CHICAGO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Illinois legislature's failure to pass a long-term funding bill has Chicago transit officials moving on plans to cut service and increase fares Sunday.

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Chicago mulls transit toilets

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- The Chicago Transit Authority has long resisted calls for public restrooms but the organization's new president said he plans to review the policy.

Daley refuses to discuss new allegations

CHICAGO, April 12 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Richard Daley refused to discuss claims that aides covered up a political hiring system that allegedly chose clout over qualifications.

Chicago tests new siren warning system

CHICAGO, May 3 (UPI) -- All 112 sirens wailed loudly in Chicago Tuesday as the city tested a new system to warn residents of impending danger or catastrophic events.

Chicago battling 911 false alarms

CHICAGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Chicago authorities are cracking down on false-alarm calls to 911, including people in one house who made nearly 4,000 calls in six months.

Power glitch hits Chicago's 911 Center

CHICAGO, July 23 (UPI) -- Chicago's state-of-the-art emergency communications center is running on normal power a day after an electrical glitch knocked out 911 service.
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Ron Huberman is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Public Schools system, the third largest public school system in the United States. Huberman oversaw a budget of over $6 billion. Prior to that, Huberman served as President of the Chicago Transit Authority.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1971, Huberman is the son of Holocaust survivors. Huberman and his family moved to Oak Ridge, Tennessee when his father, a cancer researcher, began working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He moved to the Chicago area for his high school years, where he came out as gay at age 15. Huberman later attended the University of Wisconsin, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English. While working as a Chicago police officer, Huberman attended night classes at the University of Chicago and finished with master’s degrees in both Business Administration and Social Service Administration. Huberman was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow and an Albert Schweitzer Fellow while at the University of Chicago.

Upon graduation from the University of Wisconsin, Huberman entered the Chicago Police Academy and began his career in public service. Initially deployed as a patrolman in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood, Huberman also served as a bicycle officer and as a tactical gang team officer. In partnership with the Illinois State Police, Huberman created and implemented the department’s Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) system, one of the nation’s most progressive criminal data and intelligence gathering systems. Huberman was quickly promoted to Assistant Deputy Superintendent, one of the youngest officers to reach exempt rank in the history of the Chicago Police Department.

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