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Driver Escapes Injury When Train Hits SUV

A woman who had the railroad crossing gate come down on her SUV while traveling westbound Friday in North Chicago escaped injury when a freight train clipped her vehicle.

02/09/2013

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)

Death Of Man Beaten, Stunned By Police Ruled Homicide

The new Lake County Coroner has revised the finding of his predecessor, ruling the death of a man who was shocked with a police stun gun and allegedly beaten by police to be a homicide.

01/22/2013

Emergency crews set up a hazardous materials response outside the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago, after someone opened an envelope containing a suspicious red powder on Sept. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

North Chicago Health Center Evacuated Over Suspicious Powder

The James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago was evacuated Monday afternoon, after someone opened an envelope containing a suspicious powder.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2012

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School On Great Lakes Naval Base Almost Doesn’t Open Over Security Dispute

n elementary school on the Great Lakes Naval Base almost didn’t open for the first day of school this week.

WBBM Newsradio–08/21/2012

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North Chicago Accuses Alleged Battery Victim Of Slandering City

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham is fighting back on a recent allegation of police brutality by a woman who claims she was battered by a North Chicago police officer on two occasions.

07/29/2012

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State May Take Over School Districts In North Chicago, East St. Louis

The school districts in North Chicago and downstate East St. Louis are a step away from a state takeover.

WBBM Newsradio–06/21/2012

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North Chicago Officer Wounded While Investigating Fight

Officials are investigating a shooting incident that wounded a City of North Chicago police officer Friday night, according to James Jackson, North Chicago’s interim chief of police.

05/28/2012

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Police Investigate Death Of North Chicago Toddler

For a second time this month, the Lake County Coroner’s Office is conducting a death investigation of a small child.

05/26/2012

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)

North Chicago Man’s Girlfriend Has Different Story About His Run-In With Police

The girlfriend of a North Chicago man who died after he was beaten by police is telling a different story than officers.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

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)

1 North Chicago Cop Fired, 1 Suspended In Connection With Man’s Death

One North Chicago police officer has been fired, and another is suspended without pay, in connection with the brutality allegations by the family of a man who died after being beaten during an arrest.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

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)

Attorney For North Chicago Cops: ‘Evidence Will Favor’ Police In Arrestee’s Death

Demonstrators continued their call for justice Monday for the family of a man beaten to death while in North Chicago police custody, but attorneys for the officers say the whole story hasn’t come out.

04/23/2012

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)

Police Recording Proves Suspect Begged For His Life During Arrest, Family Says

Family members of Darrin Hanna on Monday played a recording they say proves the North Chicago man was pleading for his life when police arrested him late last year. CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports.

04/09/2012

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)

Attorney: North Chicago Man Begged ‘Don’t Kill Me’ To Police

A police audio tape has surfaced in the case of a North Chicago man who died after he was beaten by police.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

John Wayne Gacy

Sheriff’s Attempt To Search Potential Gacy Site Stalls

Sheriff’s police wanted access to the property to use radar and cadaver-smelling dogs before potentially digging at the site. But a prosecutor determined a search warrant did not pass legal muster to present to a judge.

03/29/2012

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)

Prosecutors: Cops ‘Acted Reasonably’ In Police Beating

Lake County prosecutors have decided not to seek criminal charges against North Chicago police officers in connection to the death of a man who was involved in a violent confrontation with police last November.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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Fire, Explosions Rock North Chicago

Explosions and heavy flames rocked the skies in North Chicago overnight.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2012

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)

Autopsy: Police Contributed To Man’s Death In North Chicago

The Lake County Coroner’s office says police blows and a Taser shock are to blame in part for the death of a man who was involved in a confrontation with North Chicago police last November.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

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North Chicago Police Chief Resigns In Wake Of Brutality Scandal

North Chicago Mayor Leon Rockingham has accepted the resignation of his embattled police chief.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2012

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)

Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man’s Death

It’s been months since a 45-year-old man died one week after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him during an arrest, but Lake County authorities have yet to issue an autopsy report. Attorneys said Wednesday an independent autopsy proves Darrin Hanna died from police brutality.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

Paul Smith says a North Chicago police officer used excessive force on him. (CBS)

Former Detainee Says He Was Beaten By North Chicago Police Officer

Paul Smith, the man who is seen being roughly treated by a North Chicago police officer in surveillance video, is speaking out for the first time.

02/06/2012

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