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Dems Say Rauner Trying To Buy Votes With $1M Pledge To South Side Credit Union

Republican Bruce Rauner, who’s been courting black voters as he tries to unseat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn, made the promise during a meeting this week with more than 60 members of an African-American economic development group.

08/01/2014

This couple, who did not give their names, claimed they won a $1 million prize in the $636 million Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday. They visited the store where the $1 million ticket was sold on Wednesday to take photos, but have yet to claim a prize from the Illinois Lottery. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Couple: We Won $1M Mega Millions Prize; ‘A Good Gift For Christmas’

Twenty Mega Millions players matched five out of six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing, and won a $1 million prize, and one of those tickets was sold in Chicago.

12/18/2013

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BGA Questions Spending Meant For Congressman Rush’s Tech Center

An investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.

12/13/2013

CeaseFire

CeaseFire Shutting Down 2 Offices As City Funding Dries Up

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman claimed, over the year the group received funding from the city, murders were down 100 percent in two police beats in Woodlawn.

09/13/2013

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$1M Powerball Prize Winner Bought Ticket In Round Lake

None of the three big winners in the $448 million Powerball jackpot were from the Chicago area, but there was at least one big prize in the far northern suburbs.

08/08/2013

Urooj Khan. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Lottery Winner Dead Of Cyanide Poisoning

Investigators have been trying to determine how a 46-year-old man who won $1 million on an instant lottery game last summer ended up dying from cyanide poisoning.

01/07/2013

Larry Chandler won $1 million in Wednesday night's Powerball.  (Credit: Indiana Lottery)

Highland Man Wins $1 Million Powerball Prize

A Highland man plans to help his mother, start a college fund for his daughter and take his girlfriend to Red Lobster after winning $1 million in last night’s historic $587.5 million Powerball drawing.

11/29/2012

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2 Teens Charged In Series Of Barn Fires

The blazes caused a total of about $1 million in damage, McHenry County sheriff’s police said.

08/13/2012

John Pallohusky, the former head of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association, has pleaded guilty to a charge of theft for embezzling more than $1 million from the union. He’s been suspended without pay from the department since his 2009 arrest. (Credit: Chicago Police Sergeants Association)

Cop Who Stole From Union Gets 12 Years

The former head of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the union to fund a lavish lifestyle that prosecutors said included gambling trips, steak dinners and a down payment on a home, the Sun-Times is reporting.

06/05/2012

John Pallohusky, the former head of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association, has pleaded guilty to a charge of theft for embezzling more than $1 million from the union. He’s been suspended without pay from the department since his 2009 arrest. (Credit: Chicago Police Sergeants Association)

Former Cop Pleads Guilty To Embezzling $1M From Union

The former president of the Chicago police sergeants’ union has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million in union dues to pay for a lavish lifestyle, including a house in the Edgebrook neighborhood.

CBS 2–04/17/2012

Discover chairman and chief executive officer David Nelms (left) with sweepstakes winner Bill Kirkpatrick of Northbrook, his 14-year-old son Ricky, his wife Iris. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger/WBBM Newsradio/CBS)

Northbrook Man Wins $1 Million In Discover Card Contest

Imagine getting off your morning train to work, only to find out you’ve suddenly become a millionaire.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

Lottery Winners

Lombard Co-Workers Win $1 Million In Powerball

A group of co-workers is $1 million richer after buying a Powerball ticket at a 7-Eleven in Lombard.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Mega Millions Lottery Tickets (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

$1M Powerball Ticket Sold On South Side

Saturday night’s $70 million Powerball jackpot went to a player in New York state, but someone who bought their ticket on the South Side came out pretty well, though.

02/26/2012

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Report Details CPS Free Lunch Fraud, Improper Financial Benefits

The inspector general of the Chicago Public Schools has issued a devastating report on financial and other abuses in the public school system.

CBS 2–01/04/2012