Criminal Justice

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Forms Panel To Recommend Overhaul Of Criminal Justice System

Saying he wants the state to do more to keep people out of prison, Gov. Bruce Rauner has formed a commission to study possible changes to the state’s criminal justice system.


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Chicago CEO’s Road To Success Was Hard, But Has Proven To Be Effective

Running a successful business entails everything from marketing to finance, which can be a great foundation for careers in a number of other fields.


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Job Opportunities In Chicago’s Criminal Justice Industry Abound

For those looking to go into the field of criminal justice, advanced education opens many doors.


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University Professor Uses Criminal Justice Degree To Educate Other Chicagoans

Eric Thompson of College of DuPage leveraged training and education to achieve continuous career advancement.


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An Education In Criminal Justice Has Benefited A Chicago Special Agent

Some may think that getting a Criminal Justice degree is frivolous when hoping to obtain a career in law enforcement.


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Chicago Police Officer Moves Up The Ranks Because Of Higher Education

A common misconception for many people seeking a career as a police officer is that there is a bare minimum in terms of educational requirements.


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

Preckwinkle To Take On Racial Inequities In Judicial System

The head of the Cook County Board says she’s working to address some of the racial inequities in the County’s criminal justice system.


Toni Preckwinkle chairs her first Cook County Board meeting

Preckwinkle: Change Drug Policies, Reduce Jail Population

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who has publicly labeled the nation’s War on Drugs a failure, is now trying to turn the situation into something useful.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

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Illinois, Indiana Officials Examine Death Penalty

Officials in both Illinois and Indiana are taking another look at the death penalty.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2010