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Former Elmhurst College Student Guilty Of Scrawling Racist Graffiti

A former Elmhurst College student has been convicted of a hate crime, for carving racist epithets outside a dorm at the school.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012

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Unemployed Workers In Illinois Among Thousands Losing Compensation Checks

More than 200,000 unemployed workers in Illinois and seven other states are losing their unemployment compensation checks this week.

05/12/2012

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CEOs Rank Illinois 48th In Nation For Business

A new survey of several hundred corporate chief executives finds they have a very low opinion of the business climate in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Prison fence

Official: Menard Prison Guards Committed $10 Million Worth Of Fraud

Guards at Menard prison downstate may have committed millions of dollars’ worth of fraud stemming from workers’ compensation payments, the state Department of Corrections has told lawmakers.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Cook County Board

County Commissioners Crack Down On Own Expense Accounts

From now on, Cook County commissioners will have to buy liquor out of their own pockets and submit other expenses to the ethics board for reimbursement.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Scales Of Justice

Shareholder Sues Accretive Collection Agency After Claims Of High-Pressure Tactics

The saying, “what goes around comes around” might be applied to a Chicago-based hospital bill collection company that used high-pressure bill collection tactics.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Fracking

State Senate Approves Regulations On Fracking

The Illinois State Senate has passed unanimously, and sent to the state House of Representatives, a bill that would regulate “fracking,” the process used to obtain access to deep natural gas reserves

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Give Principals $130 Million To Prepare For Longer Day

Principals in the Chicago Public Schools are in line to get $130 million to help pay for next year’s longer school days.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Police Generic

Man Claims Police Beat Him, Knocked Him Out Of Wheelchair

A paraplegic man claims two Chicago Police officers beat him and knocked him out of his wheelchair during a confrontation at a Loop doughnut shop.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Firefighters battle an extra-alarm blaze at a horse barn at the Black Tie Stable in unincorporated McHenry County near Johnsburg on April 11, 2012. Officials said it appears seven horses died in the fire. (Photo courtesy: Emily Spooner)

No Cause Determined For Stable Fire That Killed 18 Horses

The fire in the Black Tie Stable in unincorporated McHenry County that left 18 show horses dead has been ruled an accident.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn’s New Pension Plan Would Increase Contributions, Raise Retirement Age

Gov. Pat Quinn announced a pension plan Friday that he says will fix the state’s overtaxed and underfunded public pension system.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Passes Resolution Urging Pension Fund To Divest From Iran

The Chicago City Council is urging the city’s largest employee pension fund to divest itself from companies that do business with Iran’s energy sector.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Illinois House Floor

State Panel Fails To Come Up With Plan To Cut Medicaid Budget

An Illinois state panel appointed to find ways to cut Medicaid costs has taken one step forward and two steps back.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Empty Classroom

Local School Council Elections Begin; Few Candidates At Many Schools

Local School Council elections begin Wednesday, and many schools are suffering from a lack of interested candidates.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

Tylenol

Lawsuit: Tylenol Was To Blame For Baby’s Death

The makers of Tylenol are facing a new lawsuit filed by an Illinois family on an old recall.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

The logo for Chicago's Groupon. (Groupon.com)

Shareholder Sues Groupon Over Loss Reporting Scandal

Another Groupon shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the Chicago-based daily deal Web site company.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Empty Classroom

Big Raises Mean Big Pension Penalties At Suburban Schools

Suburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois’ skyrocketing pension costs.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Malcolm X College (Credit: CBS)

ChiArts High School To Take Over Old Malcolm X College Building

Two schools in Chicago will have new homes, thanks to a $251 million renovation and a little shuffling.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

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Report: Feud Among Organizers Has Hurt Funding For Greektown Parade

A public feud among Greektown organizers over allegations of missing money has sponsors backing off from the community’s biggest event of the year.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

The Portage Theater's movie-revival operation would cease if a North Side church buys the property. (CBS)

Hospitals, Vintage Theaters Top Preservation Group’s ‘Endangered’ List

Three Chicago hospitals and some aging movie theaters have topped the latest list of endangered historic buildings made by Preservation Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

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