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Hammond, Ind. Police: K-9 Officer Did Not Abuse Dog, Will Get Additional Training

A Hammond, Ind. police officer has been cleared of abuse allegations following a viral video that showed him lifting a police dog in the air by the animal’s collar.


Amy Pherigo (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Mom Gets 20 Years For Concealing Boyfriend’s Abuse Of Son

Not only did Amy Pherigo look the other way as her boyfriend was beating her 4-year-old son severely, but she kept the boy inside and put make-up on him so others could not see the bruises, according to prosecutors.


Milton Bradley

Former Cub Milton Bradley Sentenced In Abuse Case

Former Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley was sentenced Tuesday to more than 2 ½ years in jail for abusing and threatening his estranged wife.


Milton Bradley.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Cub Bradley Convicted Of Abusing Wife

Milton Bradley, 35, was convicted after a four-week trial of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.



Authorities Gather To Talk About Growing Heroin Problem

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow is among those expected to speak at a weekend summit sponsored by the Illinois State Crime Commission.


Maine West High School (Credit: CBS)

Maine West Hazing Victim Discusses Lawsuit Against School

The former soccer player is one of four onetime students who are suing amid allegations that sexual abuse occurred on multiple occasions.


Goldine Williams (Chicago Police Dept.)

Woman Beat, Burned, Bit Her Grandchildren, Forced Them To Eat Cat Food: Authorities

Goldine Williams was ordered held Thursday in lieu of $200,000 bond on charges of aggravated battery to a child.


Boy Scouts (AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER)

Boy Scout Bombshell Includes Illinois Abuse Cases

There are more than 70 alleged abuse cases from Illinois — the earliest from 1960, the latest 1985.


Illinois State Capitol

Report: Many Lawmakers Played Favorites With Legislative Scholarships

If you had any doubts state lawmakers played favorites when awarding free state college scholarships over the years, doubt no more.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012


Man Charged With Neglect In Wife’s Death; Accused Of Cashing Her Disability Checks

A Brookfield man stands accused of neglecting the medical needs of his bedridden wife for years, refusing to even purchase a proper bed or basic first aid products while spending his wife’s disability checks.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2012

Police Lights Police Car

Aurora Man Charged With Abuse Of 3-Year-Old

A west suburban Aurora man has been charged in connection with the abuse of a 3-year-old boy.



Woman Questioned After Baby Is Found With Severe Injuries

Chicago Police detectives are questioning the mother of an 11-month-old baby who was taken to a hospital with extensive injuries.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Move To Abolish Legislative Scholarships Advances

Another push is underway to eliminate the frequently-abused legislative scholarships that state lawmakers are allowed to hand out to students in their districts.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

File photo of a shadowed pitbull. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Wicker Park Man Cited For Animal Cruelty For Dragging Puppy On Walk

A Wicker Park man is facing charges after a neighbor reportedly saw him dragging a puppy down a sidewalk this morning.


Joshua Moore

Police: Man, Boy Posted Violent Torture Of Puppies On YouTube

A Chicago man and a 13-year-old boy are facing numerous charges after allegedly posting videos of themselves torturing puppies on YouTube.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Jackson is a new employee of the Will County state's attorney's office. (Credit: Will County State's Attorney)

Will County Gets A Good Dog To Help Kids Traumatized By Abuse

The Will County State’s Attorney has a new employee. He’s a 3-year-old, 63-pound Labrador Retriever named Jackson.


Paul Smith says a North Chicago police officer used excessive force on him. (CBS)

Former Detainee Says He Was Beaten By North Chicago Police Officer

Paul Smith, the man who is seen being roughly treated by a North Chicago police officer in surveillance video, is speaking out for the first time.


Alice Vesely (Chicago Police Department)

Police: ‘Nanny Cam’ Catches Woman Abusing Infants

When unexplained bruising appeared on one of a Lincoln Park family’s infant twin boys, their doctor suggested installing a home surveillance system — a hidden “nanny cam,” police say.


Turkey Abuse

Animal Rights Group: Turkeys Were Brutalized, Left In Squalor At Farm

A Chicago animal rights group went undercover at a North Carolina turkey farm, and what they found was shocking and severe enough to warrant the attention of police.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011