Criminal Background

State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Agent: Wiretap Request Misstated Informant Record

Agent Ryan McDonald testified Friday at state Rep. Derrick Smith’s trial. McDonald says the application for a wiretap indicated the campaign worker-turned-informant had one arrest. He actually had 22.

05/30/2014

Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

Lawmaker Wants To Bar ‘Criminal Record’ Question On All Job Applications

A state lawmaker on Tuesday called on all businesses to ban the practice of asking job applicants whether they have a criminal record.

10/29/2013

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (left) and Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) discuss a proposed ordinance to limit when Chicago police can detain a person due to their immigration status. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Pushes New Limits On Detaining Undocumented Immigrants

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday outlined a proposed ordinance he hopes will reinforce Chicago’s reputation as an “immigrant friendly” city.

07/10/2012

Football Generic

Investigation: Many College Football Players Have Criminal Past

An investigation by CBS News and Sports Illustrated has discovered that a significant number of top college football players have a criminal background.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011