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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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City, CUB Seek Probe Of Alternate Power Suppliers’ Rates

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.

06/11/2014

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Naperville Probes Allegations Of Bullying, Marijuana Use

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.

05/30/2014

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Elgin Authorities Seek Help Investigating Tower Building Fire

Elgin Fire Department Battalion Chief Terrance Bruce said the fire is considered suspicious because first responders found the lobby door glass broken out.

05/16/2014

BGA: Animal Control Mistakes Led To Deaths Of 2 Dogs

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.

05/15/2014

Timmothy Pitzen, left; an age-progressed picture, showing what he might look like today. (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children)

Age-Enhanced Picture Of Missing Boy Brings New Leads

The image of what Timmothy Pitzen might look like now – three years after the 6-year-old disappeared – was released late last week.

05/15/2014

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Hampshire Teacher Accused Of Improper Behavior With Student

The Hampshire Police Department confirmed the department was working with Community School District 300 and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office regarding allegations reported by the school district.

05/08/2014

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Botched ‘Dixmoor 5′ Case Re-Opened

Authorities have reopened the botched investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl, which was wrongfully blamed on the so-called “Dixmoor 5,” some of whom spent two decades in prison.

05/07/2014

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Video Of Hammond Officer’s Treatment Of K-9 Prompts Investigation

A resident shot video of the officer holding his police dog in the air by the leash.

05/01/2014

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