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

Quinn’s Lawyer Acknowledges Inspector Probe Of Hiring

The topic came up at a status hearing in a civil case in front of the U.S. District Court in Chicago. Attorney Michael Shakman asked in a motion last week for an investigation into Quinn’s hiring practices.

04/29/2014

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Suspended Homewood-Floossmoor Coach Reinstated

Anthony Smith was suspended in February amid allegations of recruiting violations. The association now says Smith is reinstated and is eligible to coach at any IHSA member school immediately.

04/23/2014

Hadley Middle School in Homer Glen. (Credit: CBS)

Police Investigating Sexting Incident At Homer Glen Middle School

Counselors were visiting a middle school in southwest suburban Homer Glen on Friday to talk to children about the dangers of sexting, as police investigated an incident involving sexually explicit images shared by 6th graders.

04/11/2014

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Feds To Investigate Death Of Man Beaten By North Chicago Cops

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago will be assuming the investigation into the death of Darrin Hanna of North Chicago, who died after being arrested and allegedly beaten by North Chicago police officers.

04/09/2014

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Police Investigate “Sexting” Scandal At Barrington Middle School

Some students at a northwest suburban middle school could face criminal charges, after using their phones to share provocative photos of classmates, including some naked pictures.

04/08/2014

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Officials Investigating Student “Hit List” Found At Indiana School

Neither school officials nor police are releasing specifics on the length of the list, the reasons why the students being accused put it together, or how it was to be carried out.

04/04/2014

Alstory Simon (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Prosecutors Interview Man Convicted Of Double Murder After Case Reopened

The Cook County State’s Attorney has been re-evaluating a 1982 murder case to see if the right man is in prison, and WBBM has learned there are developments in the case.

04/03/2014

Phil Pagano (AP Photo)

FBI Files Shed Light On Late Metra CEO’s Secret Life

Recently disclosed FBI files might answer the question of why late Metra executive Phil Pagano allegedly stole nearly a half million dollars from the commuter rail agency, before ultimately taking his own life.

04/03/2014

Brittany Wawrzyniak (Photo supplied to CBS)

Five Months Later, Teen’s Family Still Seeking Answers In Her Death

Relatives of a dead southwest suburban teenager don’t believe they’re getting all the facts about her death, and they want police to say more.

04/02/2014

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Caterpillar Defends Move To Avoid $2.4B In Federal Taxes

Caterpillar Inc. executives defended a tax strategy Tuesday that has saved the Peoria-based manufacturing giant billions in U.S. taxes. They got support from Republican senators, including one who said the company deserves an award.

04/01/2014

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No Charges After Cops Shoot, Kill Armed Man In Batavia

The Illinois State Police and the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office have concluded their investigation into the officer-related shooting death of a west suburban Batavia man last July.

03/05/2014

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Aurora Police Search For Men Who Robbed Cabbies

Both robberies–believed to be related–happened after a cab driver picked someone up from the Aurora Transportation Center, 233 N. Broadway Ave.

02/25/2014

Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Report: No Evidence Of Daley Influence In Koschman Case

A special prosecutor has released a report concluding there’s no evidence former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley or other family members sought to influence an investigation into the 2004 death of a man punched by Daley’s nephew.

02/04/2014

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford: Rauner Behind False Allegations Made By Employee

The Republican Race for governor took a bizarre turn Friday, as Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed his rival, billionaire Bruce Rauner, was behind an attorney’s demand for $300,000 to keep a treasurer employee’s allegations quiet.

01/31/2014

Lane Tech College Prep. (CBS)

Lane Tech Coach Investigated For Inappropriate Contact With Student

Sources tell CBS 2 the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has been notified. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

01/23/2014

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Police Board Rejects Deal To Suspend Chicago Cop 60 Days In Woman’s Death

The police board scrapped the deal that police Supt. Garry McCarthy had struck with Sgt. Steven Lesner. Instead, the eight-member panel of mayoral appointees has ordered a full inquiry into the events that led to Catherine Weiland’s death.

01/22/2014

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BGA Questions Spending Meant For Congressman Rush’s Tech Center

An investigation by the Better Government Association has raised questions about a technology center launched by Congressman Bobby Rush more than a decade ago.

12/13/2013

Evanston Fire Station 1 (Credit: CBS)

Police Investigate Unwanted Sex Act Claim At Evanston Firehouse

Evanston police have opened an investigation into a 26-year-old woman’s claims that she was the victim of an unwanted sexual act by an on-duty Evanston firefighter early Saturday at one of the northern suburb’s fire stations.

10/30/2013

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

Governor Again Suspends State Funds For Uno; Puts $15M On Hold

For the second time this year, Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended state funding to the scandal-scarred United Neighborhood Organization, the biggest charter-school operator in Illinois.

10/18/2013

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Woman Found Slain In South Side Apartment

April Dixon was found dead with multiple stab wounds about 7:10 p.m. inside the apartment in the 3500 block of South Rhodes Avenue.

09/24/2013

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