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

Vernon D. Widner (left) and Tina Louise Graham allegedly abused Graham's teen son. (Lake County Sheriff's Department)

Ind. Couple Accused Of Keeping Teen Boy In Dog Cage, Other Abuse

Vernon D. Widener, 55, and Tina Louise Graham, 40, both of Lowell, Ind., allegedly abused Graham’s teen son between August 2008 and January 2011.


Disability Placard

Police Launch Crackdown On Disability Placard Abuse

Police also waited for the owners to return to their vehicles, to make sure the placards actually belonged to them.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Handicapped Parking

State Lawmaker Wants To Abolish Free Parking For Disabled

Amid allegations of widespread cheating, a state lawmaker wants to take away most free parking for the disabled.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Handicapped Parking

Emanuel Proposes Crackdown On Bogus Use Of Disabled Placards

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to crack down on motorists who abuse disability placards, illegally parking in disabled spots or parking all day for free at metered locations.


Handicapped Parking

Report: Many Drivers Abusing Handicap Placards, Parking For Free

A new report details how a growing number of drivers are cheating the system and parking for free all day at Chicago’s metered spaces.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2011

Jovanni Tufele

Man Charged With Murder In 3-Month-Old Daughter’s Death

A Jefferson Park neighborhood man stands charged with murder in the death of his 3-month-old daughter, who died this week as a result of injuries from child abuse.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Sir Wilfred Camaligan (Chicago Police Dept. Photo)

Bond Denied For Suspect After Woman Was Held Captive For 2 Months

More details are emerging about an ordeal suffered by a 20-year-old woman, who was held captive inside a Jefferson Park neighborhood apartment for two months.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2011

Police Headquarters

14 Police Officers May Be Fired For Abusing Sick Leave

A sick leave scandal has erupted in the Chicago Police Department, and 14 officers could lose their jobs.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Letricia Walker says her son's leg was broken at her former day care center. (CBS)

Mother Files Lawsuit Against Daycare Center, Alleges Abuse

The sign outside a child day care center on Chicago’s West Side says: “Where all children are loved.” But a Chicago mother says her son was abused and seriously injured while he was left there.


Christian Choate (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Report: Many Knew Of Abuse Before Indiana Boy Died

A report says more than 13 people might have known of abuse endured by a Gary, Ind., boy before his death but most said nothing to authorities.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

State Rep. Fights For Reforms At Group Homes

The deaths of two residents of a downstate Charleston group home in recent years have state lawmakers jumping into action.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

(Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Former Priest Living In Aurora Sued Over Alleged Abuse

A priest from the Aurora-based Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, who had gained some celebrity as the chaplain for the Indianapolis 500, was quietly removed from the priesthood last December when allegations arose that he was a pedophile.


Chicago Police Department logo

Allegations Of Abuse Against Chicago Police Commander

A Chicago Police commander found not guilty last year of misdemeanor telephone harassment is now the focus of an abuse investigation.


Empty Classroom

Parents: Teacher Sprayed Student With Cleaning Solution

The parents of an Aurora seventh-grader have filed a complaint with police, saying his teacher sprayed him in the eyes with a blackboard cleaning solution.


Andrea Aguilar

Police: Woman Caught On Tape Choking Child, Charged With Abuse

A Northwest Side woman has been charged with assaulting a toddler after she was caught on a secret camera choking and shaking the girl in her high chair.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Aunt Investigated After Baby Boy’s Death

The aunt of a 3-month-old boy is under investigation for the boy’s death Sunday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2010