Rev. Michael O'Connell received a warm welcome at St. Alphonsus Church after a sheriff's investigation found insufficient evidence to prosecute him on allegations he molested a boy 20 years ago. (Credit: CBS)

Priest Returns To Lakeview Church After Police Find Abuse Allegations Unsupported

Father Michael O’Connell returned to face his parishioners at St. Alphonsus in Lakeview. They gave him a standing ovation, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.


Dan Rutherford

Rutherford: Rauner Behind False Allegations Made By Employee

The Republican Race for governor took a bizarre turn Friday, as Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed his rival, billionaire Bruce Rauner, was behind an attorney’s demand for $300,000 to keep a treasurer employee’s allegations quiet.


Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Chicago FOP President Suspended, Called ‘A Dictator’

The Illinois FOP has suspended the president of the union representing Chicago Police officers — and prohibited Mike Shields from negotiating with the city — after accusing him of violating his oath and branding him a “dictator,” the Sun-Times is reporting.


Michael Shields (CBS File Photo)

FOP President’s Contract Allegations Spur Calls For Resignation

The intramural fight in the FOP comes in the context of the start of campaigning for union officer elections in March.


Sheriff’s Officer Investigated For Alleged Rape

The officer was placed immediately on paid administrative leave Sept. 20 when Lake County Sheriff John Buncich learned of the allegations.


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North Chicago Accuses Alleged Battery Victim Of Slandering City

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham is fighting back on a recent allegation of police brutality by a woman who claims she was battered by a North Chicago police officer on two occasions.


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New Sex Abuse Allegations Filed Against Former Priest

New allegations of sexual abuse are being directed at a former Joliet priest already accused of molesting numerous young boys back in the 1970s.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Cubs’ Starlin Castro Won’t Be Charged In Alleged Assault

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office this week declined to pursue charges against the rising Cubs star.


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.


A dog at the North Chicago Animal Control Shelter. (CBS)

North Chicago Animal Shelter Under Fire

Some city officials disagree that stray animals are being neglected at North Chicago’s animal pound, which is staffed by a lone employee.


Starlin Castro

Cubs’ Castro To Be Questioned About Alleged Rape

Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro, accused of sexually assaulting a woman more than three months ago, was back in town on Thursday and sources said he’s either already been interviewed by detectives or will be soon.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

This screen grab of surveillance video allegedly shows a North Chicago officer using excessive force on a detainee. (North Chicago Police Dept.)

North Chicago Police Chief On Leave Amid Excessive Force Allegations

A north suburban police chief has been placed on leave, in the wake of mounting allegations of excessive force by the department’s police officers.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

University of Notre Dame (CBS)

Colleges Expected To React Swiftly To Campus Rape Allegations

CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman talks with two victims advocates about new federal guidelines that expect universities to quickly investigate allegations of campus rape.


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City Wins 3 Court Cases Against Police

The city won three cases in federal court on Thursday, all involving allegations against the police department.