Chicago Public Schools Board President Michael Scottâ€™s body was reportedly found floating in the Chicago River on Monday morning (November 16).Â The body found in the river hasnâ€™t been officially identified yet but evidence leads to believe the body is Scottâ€™s because his car, a Cadillac, was found nearby.
“I’m stunned,” Rev. Jesse Jackson said. “Michael was so effervescent. [He] always had a capacity to solve problems, that’s why people leaned on him. Everyone felt Michael was their guy.”
“My wife and I would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Michael Scott,” Cook County Board President Todd Stroger said in a statement. “Mr. Scott was a strong advocate for education. His contributions to the minority communities of Cook County will be sorely missed. In particular, his love for the upward mobility of residents from Chicago’s Westside where he spent his life.”
Scott had been recently subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury looking into the admissions practices of Chicago’s elite schools and was involved in Olympic-related real estate dealings.Â There are no more details on Scottâ€™s tragic death. He had been reported missing this morning.