The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”
The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 16, according to Chicago Police. Further details about the incident were not released.
Indonesian police said Monday that they have completed their investigation into an American couple accused of battering the woman’s mother to death and stuffing the body into a suitcase on the resort island of Bali.
Police in Elgin were investigating a scuffle between a cab driver and another motorist, an incident which sparked a mini-uproar on social media over the past few days.
Five people were hospitalized over the weekend for the effects of abuse and neglect, after a startling discovery Saturday inside a south suburban home that was being used as a care facility.
The 40-year-old officer has been placed on administrative leave, with pay, after his sergeant saw a Facebook post that reportedly said police in Ferguson, Missouri, “did society a favor” by shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown last month.
A southwest suburban man was beaten to death with baseball bats Sunday morning after confronting a group of teens for stealing his son’s skateboard several days earlier.
A frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Wednesday called for the formation of a new federal agency to investigate data breaches in much the same way the National Transportation Safety Board investigates plane and train crashes.
A bipartisan legislative panel was debating Wednesday morning whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off on their own investigation a scandal-plagued anti-violence program Gov. Pat Quinn launched during his 2010 election run.
The co-chairman of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued anti-violence program said Thursday members of the commission will vote next week whether to comply with a request from federal prosecutors to hold off their probe for 90 days.
Gov. Pat Quinn has asked a judge to reject anti-patronage attorney Michael Shakman’s request for a federal hiring monitor, arguing the action would be detrimental to state officials’ duties. Shakman said that was a “straw man” argument.
Police are investigating a possible homicide after they found the body of a woman Monday in the trunk of a car in a wooded area in Gary, Ind.
A former 12th Ward worker is suing the city and Ald. George Cardenas (12th), claiming she was unjustly terminated in May after she answered FBI questions about an investigation into allegations of illegal hiring. CBS 2 has learned that woman herself is accused of working a no-show job.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, illegally coordinated fundraising with conservative groups as part of a nationwide “criminal scheme” to violate election laws, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday.
City officials and a utility watchdog group have requested a state investigation into some alternative power that may be tricking or confusing Chicago customers with their prices.
Authorities in west suburban Naperville have opened an investigation into a complaint by a former city worker who claims human resources bosses have bullied employees, spewed derogatory language, and used drugs on the job.
Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.
Chicago’s Animal Care and Control is charged with controlling and caring for unwanted or abused animals, but a WBBM investigation with the Better Government Association has uncovered recent mistakes that killed two dogs at the South Side facility.
The image of what Timmothy Pitzen might look like now – three years after the 6-year-old disappeared – was released late last week.