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.


Court Generic

Stroger Pal Depicted As Sweet 7-Year-Old As Trial Opens In Kickback Scheme

He’s a highly-educated 49-year-old man accused of running a classic government kickback scam, but to Eugene Mullins’ attorney, he’s still “Little Geno,” the 7-year-old South Side boy who “loved sports” and “defended other kids from bullies.”


Carla Oglesby

Former Stroger Aide To Go On Trial On Corruption Charges

Nearly three years after she was arrested while pulling out of a downtown parking garage, Carla Oglesby – a top aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger – is expected to go on trial on public corruption charges Monday.


Cook County Seal

Todd Stroger’s Former Spokesman Indicted On Fraud Charges

The communications chief for former Cook County President Todd Stroger was indicted on Thursday, accused of steering county business to friends.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel

No Comment From Emanuel On Questions About Contracts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not commenting directly on whether it is appropriate for faith-based groups that are backing of his education agenda to get millions of dollars worth of city contracts.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

Cook County Seal

County Board Approves Changes To Contracting Process

The Cook County Board has approved a new way of hiring consultants and making purchases, which actually reduces some of the board’s oversight.

WBBM Newsradio–09/08/2011

Stephen Paea

Bears Sign Draft Pick Paea, Come To Terms With Conte

The Bears have signed draft pick Stephen Paea to a four-year contract, and have agreed to terms with fellow draft pick Chris Conte.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Health Club

Better Business Bureau: Pick Your Gym Carefully

Joining a gym after New Year’s is popular, and that trend unfortunately has prompted some facilities to try and take advantage of new clients.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011