CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Chief of Staff is set to be the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools.
Forrest Claypool will take the position left open by Barbara Byrd-Bennet. She resigned June 1 amid a federal investigation of a no-bid contract awarded to her former employer.
Claypool has previously headed the Chicago Transit Authority, and the Chicago Park District.
He has a history of being called in to clean up problems.
He was Chief of Staff twice under Mayor Daley.