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Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

Autopsy Concludes Zion Teen’s Death Was Homicide

Howell was shot while fleeing police about 2 p.m. on April 4, near 24th and Galilee, police said. A handgun was recovered, police said. Two witnesses have told the Sun Times that Howell was not armed at the time of the shooting.

04/28/2015

Justus Howell, a Zion teen, was killed in a police-involved shooting. (CBS)

Investigators Gathering Video In Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Zion Teen

Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said investigators were chasing down some 50 leads into the circumstances surrounding the death of Justus Howell of Waukegan.

04/24/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Illinois) smiles during an interview at the Republican National Convention in Tampa in 2012. (Photo credit: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Schock Donor Sues Former Congressman To Get Campaign Money Back

Howard Foster filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Chicago seeking repayment of all contributions to Schock’s campaign. Foster wants to make it a class-action suit although he is currently the only plaintiff.

04/15/2015

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock (left) and his father, Dr. Richard Schock (right) | Photo credit: Getty Images/CBS

Father: Schock Might Have Been ‘A Little Careless,’ But Most Allegations ‘Lies And Innuendos’

U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s father said the congressman is a “broken” man, after announcing he’ll resign from Congress at the end of the month, in light of a growing scandal over his business deals, and possible misuse of taxpayer and campaign funds.

03/18/2015

Natural Gas Flame

State Weighing Probe Of Peoples Gas Main Replacement Program

Come Wednesday, the Illinois Commerce Commission will consider opening an investigation into allegations of mismanagement of Peoples Gas Light and Coke Company’s natural gas main replacement program.

03/06/2015

John Laco (Supplied Photo)

Investigators: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly Man

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.”

12/12/2014

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Police Investigate Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger

The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 16, according to Chicago Police. Further details about the incident were not released.

12/10/2014

Heather Mack (left) speaks with her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) inside a holding cell at the procecutor's office in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 8, 2014. The Chicago area couple is accused of murdering Mack's mother at a luxury Bali hotel and stuffing her body into a suitcase. Mack and Schaefer will stand trial in January, an Indonesian prosecutor said on December 8.  (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Completes Probe Into Slaying Of Chicago Woman

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.

12/08/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Probe Scuffle That Stirred Facebook Controversy

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.

10/27/2014

Five people were removed from a Riverdale house being used as a care facility, after police found they were suffering the effects of abuse and neglect. (Credit: CBS)

5 Hospitalized For Signs Of Neglect At Home Care Facility

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.

09/08/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Officer On Leave Pending Investigation Into Facebook Posts

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.

09/04/2014

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Man Beaten To Death Over Stolen Skateboard In Romeoville

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.

08/11/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Wagusepack: Mayor ‘Needs To Take The Lead’ On Red Light Camera Problems

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.

07/23/2014

A Man Uses A Computer Mouse. (AP Photo)

Madigan Says Federal Government Should Investigate Data Breaches

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.

07/16/2014

Members of the Legislative Audit Commission conduct a hearing into the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, an anti-violence program launched by Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010. A state audit found the program was rife with problems, including mismanagement of program funds. (Credit: CBS)

Hearing On Quinn Anti-Violence Program Bogged Down By Partisan Debate

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.

07/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Legislative Panel To Vote Next Week On Feds’ Request To Delay Probe Of Quinn Program

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.

07/10/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Shakman: Quinn Claim On Hiring A ‘Straw Man’

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.

07/09/2014

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Woman’s Body Found In Trunk In Gary

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.

07/08/2014

Ald. George Cardenas

Ex-Employee Suing Alderman Stands Accused Of Being Ghost Payroller

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.

06/20/2014

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Wisconsin Gov. Walker Part Of ‘Criminal Scheme’

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.

06/19/2014

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