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Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is warning owners of foreclosed buildings not to send out illegal eviction notices ordering renters to move out before the 90-day timeframe required by law. (Credit: CBS)

Dart: Prison Population Will Jump Because Of Rauner’s Cuts To Social Programs

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is issuing a dire warning about what will happen to his jail because of Governor Bruce Rauner’s cuts to state social safety net programs, reports CBS 2’s Mike Parker.

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Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

OSHA Demands Changes To Workplace Conditions At Lincoln Park Postal Facility

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing fines and demanding changes at the Postal Service’s Lincoln Park office.

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Former Supervisor Charged With Stealing From Hospital

A former Provident Hospital supervisor has been charged with stealing money from patient payments in a long-running scheme.

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Rauner, Kirk Voice Objections To Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he’s troubled by what he’s read about the situation in Indiana.

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Former Nursing Home Employee Charged With Stealing From Elderly

Bria Abrams, 21, has been charged with felony theft, for allegedly stealing from five elderly people living at Alden Poplar Creek, at 1545 N. Barrington Rd., while she worked there.

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State Rep. Ken Dunkin (far left) and several other black state lawmakers endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel (second from right) in the upcoming runoff election. (Credit: Craig Dellmore/WBBM)

Emanuel Picks Up More Black Support, Including From Former Critic On Crime

With less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime.

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Overall Crime Down Through March; But Shootings And Murders Up

Through the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.

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Robert Blagojevich, the brother of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, speaks to the media after Rod's defense rested their case at the trial July 21, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich faces charges related to his work as a fundraiser for the former governor. His brother has been charged with corruption including accusations of trying to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama after Obama's November 2008 election.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Robert Blagojevich ‘Was Angry’ At Rod During Trial, But Blames Feds For ‘Very Stressful’ Ordeal

Robert Blagojevich said he has written to his brother in prison, and even tried to visit the former governor as he serves his 14-year sentence in Colorado, but Rod Blagojevich has refused to see his older brother, or respond to written letters. Though the two remain estranged, Robert said he hopes to reconnect with his brother.

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Escaped Kankakee Convict Still At Large

A manhunt was underway in Kankakee County on Wednesday, after a convicted killer escaped from the county jail.

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Spring Street Cleaning Starts Wednesday for Chicago Streets

The street sweeping season on Chicago neighborhood streets runs from April 1 through November in all 50 wards of Chicago and drivers must have their cars out of the way or face a fine.

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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Garcia Spar Over City Finances In Final Debate Before Election

There was some spirited verbal sparring between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Commissioner Chuy Garcia in the third and final televised debate ahead of next week’s runoff election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/31/2015

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Indiana Government Website Targeted By Cyber Attacks

The controversy over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom law was not the only problem the Hoosier state faced Tuesday. It also fended off an apparent attack on its official website.

03/31/2015

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly, and Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault director Polly Poskin announce a new joint working group seeking to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault cases throughout Illinois. (Source: Illinois Attorney General's Office)

Prosecutors, Police, Advocates Team Up To Focus On Rape Cases

“One of the priorities of this new working group will be to address the challenges that discourage our victims from reporting sexual assault,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

03/31/2015

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Garcia Campaign Blasts Photo Of Gang Leaders As Smear Tactic

A photograph showing mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with two purported gang leaders, according to his campaign, is nothing more than a smear attempt by his opponents.

03/31/2015

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

“No Dibs” For Cupich’s Easter Sunday Mass In Tinley Park

There will be no “dibs” for seats in the pews at a Catholic church in Tinley Park on Easter Sunday, when Archbishop Blase Cupich will be celebrating Mass.

03/31/2015

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence speaks during a press conference March 31, 2015 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis, Indiana. Pence spoke about the state's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act which has been condemned by business leaders and Democrats.  (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Pence On ‘Religious Freedom’ Law: “We Will Fix This”

Acknowledging his state has “come under the harsh glare of criticism” over a controversial new “religious freedom” law, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said he wants state lawmakers to pass new legislation that makes clear businesses cannot discriminate against gay and lesbian couples.

03/31/2015

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Hammond Mayor: Pence Should Resign Over ‘Religious Freedom’ Law

In the wake of Indiana’s controversial new “religious freedom” law, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Indiana Gov. Mike Pence should resign for the good of the state.

03/31/2015

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Joliet Teens Charged With Child Pornography

A 15-year-old girl and three of her classmates recorded consensual sex acts one week ago, and posted the video on Twitter. The girl’s mother found out about the video, and reported the Twitter post to police, who seized the original recording.

03/31/2015

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Northwestern Student Raped In Dorm Room

School officials said the attacker is not believed to be a student at the Evanston campus, where a young woman was raped inside a dorm room between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday.

03/31/2015

Alderman Lynne Johnson. (Credit city of Aurora website)

Aurora Mayor Calls On Alderman To Resign After Discovering Shoplifting Arrest

The mayor of Aurora is calling for the resignation of an alderman – now that the mayor has discovered that alderman was arrested for shoplifting in 2013.

03/30/2015