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Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 Hours

Four firefighters with four separate complaints against their chief expected to present evidence Thursday at a special meeting set by the Gary Fire Civil Service Commission to hear the first of 24 cases filed against Chief Teresa Everett.

04/18/2014

Empty Classroom

Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated Debate

A hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.

12/17/2013

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Daley Won’t Have To Testify In Man’s Bid To Overturn Conviction

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.

11/14/2013

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Hearing Begins On School Closing Lawsuits

A federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.

07/16/2013

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Hansen To Face Hearing For Hit To Hossa’s Head

Canucks forward Jannik Hansen received only a two-minute minor penalty for roughing after delivering a forearm to the back of Blackhawks’ forward Marian Hossa’s head on Tuesday, but he could face stiffer punishment from the league.

02/20/2013

Illinois House Floor

No High Hopes For Last-Ditch Hearing On Pension Reform

Gov. Pat Quinn made a last-ditch push for state lawmakers in Springfield to pass pension reform, but the effort failed Friday.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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City Council Committee Endorses Mayor’s Pot Ticketing Plan

A City Council panel has given the first stage of approval to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to allow police to issue tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than making arrests in all such cases.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2012

State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. Smith

An Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

New Trial For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb?

The man convicted of killing an Addison woman in 1995 and cutting an unborn baby from her womb should find out Wednesday when he will get a hearing that could lead to a new trial.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012

Fedell Caffey, Debra Evans

Hearing Set For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb

One of the people convicted of the murder of a pregnant woman and cutting out her unborn child over 15 years ago is headed back to court next week.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

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Study: Music Lessons For Kids Pay Off Later In Life

Northwestern University researchers say a new study suggests that parents should give their children music lessons.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

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Cook County To Re-Evaluate Policy Of Releasing Illegal Immigrants

Cook County commissioners voted Wednesday to hold a hearing on the contentious issue of whether to keep suspected illegal immigrants behind bars while federal authorities check their immigration status.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

City Council Chambers

Emanuel Calls Special City Council Hearing On Ward Remap Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for Thursday for consideration of a new map of the city’s 50 wards.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Will Hold Hearing On Cellini Juror’s Failure To Disclose Felony Convictions

Springfield power broker William Cellini won’t get an automatic mistrial after learning that a juror in his corruption trial failed to disclose her criminal record before being picked for the jury, but a federal judge will hold a hearing on the matter.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

CTA Budget Hearing

Raucous Crowd Protests CTA Budget At Final Hearing

The crowd seeking to testify — and protest — was so big Thursday night at the last of three public hearings on the Chicago Transit Authority’s 2012 budget that police had to turn people away from the Kennedy-King College auditorium.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Tollway

Another Public Hearing Coming On Toll Hike Plan

Another public hearing is coming on the controversial $12 billion construction plan for the Illinois Tollway.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

Members of the NFL Players Association

Hearing May Help Determine Fate Of NFL Season

A new hearing is set for Friday in the ongoing NFL labor dispute, and it could help determine whether there will be football this coming season at all.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

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High-Tech Methods Combat Hearing Problem

Tinnitus, or a buzzing in the ear, is affecting an increasing number of people. CBS 2′s Roseanne Tellez looks at some potential remedies.

05/13/2011

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ryan Waiting For Hearing On Latest Bid To Go Free

Lawyers for former Governor George Ryan say they are waiting for a federal appeals court to set a date for arguments in their latest attempt to get Ryan freed from prison.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich’s Judge Chides Media ‘Harassment’ Of Jury

The federal judge presiding over the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has criticized the media for what he called “harassment” of jurors after Blagojevich’s first trial.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

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