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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Law To Make Mass Transit Operations More Transparent

Governor Pat Quinn has signed a mass transit reform law intended to make the operations of transit agencies more transparent and accountable.

1 hour ago

Charles Tate (Chicago Police Department)

Police Find 13 Neglected Pit Bulls During Search Of Home

Prosecutors say 34-year-old Charles Tate was keeping the pit bulls, which had no access to water from their cages.

15 hours ago

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Boy, 3, Shot In Head In Apparent Accident

Chicago police say the boy discovered a loaded gun, which went off while he or a playmate was handling it.

16 hours ago

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Lawsuit: City Is Harassing African-American Nightclub

Nouveau Tavern has filed a lawsuit against the city for, among several allegations, pulling the club’s liquor license for a weekend; “conducting unfounded over-crowding investigations”; and using tactics “clearly meant to harass, intimidate.”

18 hours ago

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Gang Members Hit With Racketeering, Murder Charges

Federal prosecutors said the gang’s violent crimes are numerous, including allegations they regularly moved hundreds of pounds of illicit drugs and killed at least two people.

22 hours ago