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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

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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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Police Investigate Sexting Scandal At Batavia Middle School

Investigators were looking into reports as many as two dozen or more Rotolo Middle School students, ages 11 to 14, took naked pictures of themselves.

04/30/2014

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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