David Roe

Cook County Health Plan

Preckwinkle Unveils New ‘Worksite Wellness’ Program For County

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she has a new way to battle high insurance premiums for county employees.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt, with charging station visible; photo by George Parrott

Electric Charging Stations Coming To Tollway Oases

Gov. Pat Quinn and officials at the Illinois Toll Highway Authority have announced plans to install electric car charging stations across the system.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

A police officer conducts a breathalyzer test.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Former Tinley Park Cop Admits To Driving Drunk In Crash

A former Tinley Park Police officer admitted to a Will County judge that he left the scene of a drunken driving accident nearly a year ago.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

Mayor Daley At Wheaton College

Attorneys Push To Question Daley In Burge Torture Lawsuit

A renewed push is on to get retired Mayor Richard M. Daley to submit to a deposition about former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. celebrates his victory over Debbie Halvorson on Tuesday. (CBS)

Rep. Jackson Plans Groundbreaking Ceremony For Peotone Airport

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is making good on his election night promise to push for the start of construction on a third Chicago area airport in Peotone.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Harpo Studios

Report: Restaurants Floundering Near Harpo Studios

Restaurateurs in the trendy Near West Side neighborhood that is home to Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo studios say they are struggling.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Move To Abolish Legislative Scholarships Advances

Another push is underway to eliminate the frequently-abused legislative scholarships that state lawmakers are allowed to hand out to students in their districts.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

Ashlynn Conner (WCIA/courtesy Conner family)

Authorities: Girl’s Suicide Can’t Be Attributed To Bullying

The case is closed on the investigation into the death of a 10-year-old girl in east central Illinois town of Ridge Farm.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Dolton Fatal

Girl, 11, Killed By Mom’s Moving Van After Jumping

An 11-year-old girl is dead after jumping out of the moving van her mother was driving in Dolton, and being run over.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

Occupy Festival

Occupy Chicago Plans 2-Day Festival In May

The Chicago outdoor festival season is about to get a new, politically-based offering in the spring, in the form of the Occupy Festival.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

City Council Cracks Down On Shady Tax Preparers

The Chicago City Council approved an ordinance Wednesday that would crack down on unscrupulous tax preparers.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Cook County Seal

State: Cook County Owes More Than $500,000 To Canine Officers

The Illinois Department of Labor claims Cook County owes its canine officers more than $500,000 worth of back pay.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

John Wilson Jr. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Psychiatric Evaluation Ordered For Teenage Girl’s Alleged Killer

The man charged with stabbing a 14-year-old girl to death in southwest suburban Indian Head Park last year has reportedly been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Heads To Canada To Promote Illinois Business

Gov. Pat Quinn took a surprise trip to Canada Monday to promote Illinois trade and business opportunities.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Brandon Landau

Police Probe College Student’s Death After Frat Party In Woods

Sheriff’s deputies in Oregon, Ill., are investigating the death of an Illinois Wesleyan University student after a fraternity party in the woods.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012

Scales Of Justice

Lawsuit: Off-Duty West Chicago Cop Shot At Car In Road Rage Incident

The family of a Cicero teenager is suing in federal court in Chicago, accusing a West Chicago police officer of shooting at their car and wounding him.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

(File Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

United Flight Attendants Ratify Labor Agreement

A new labor agreement has put United Airlines a step closer labor peace with all parties in the airline’s merger with Continental Airlines.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Hospital Bed Generic

State Seeks To Settle Issue Of Nonprofit Hospitals, Property Tax Exemptions

The Civic Federation is proposing a legal standard for nonprofit hospitals to qualify for property tax exemptions.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

Anthony Abbate

Bartender: Officer Who Attacked Was Protected By ‘Code Of Silence’

The claim that Chicago Police officers practice a code of silence to protect fellow cops is up in federal court again, this time in connection to the infamous case of former officer Anthony Abbate.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

CTA Train Car

Teen Sues CTA Over Guard Who Allegedly Abused Him

A teenager who claims he was sexually abused by a CTA security guard at an Orange Line stop last year is suing the guard, the CTA and the transit agency’s security companies.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012