Gov. Pritzker Pushes For $147 Million In New Funds For DCFS, An Agency Plagued By TroublesA big infusion of cash appears headed to one of the biggest trouble spots in state government.
You Paid For It: Longer, Unnecessary Stays At Psychiatric Hospitals For ChildrenPsychiatric hospital stays cost $350 per night. It's $126 more per night, per child, for hospitalization no longer required.
Deerfield Police Say They Have Car, Person Of Interest Tied To Hit-Run Of 12-Year-Old, Chase ThompsonA key break in the case of a hit and run that severely injured a 12-year-old boy last Friday.
DCFS Caught Shackling Minors Again, Breaking Its Own Rules"This is precisely what the department promised a few months ago that they wouldn't do any longer."
Deerfield Dad Talks About Offer To Pay $10,000 To Driver Who Hit Son If Driver SurrendersA Deerfield father has made an unusual offer – promising $10,000 to the hit-and-run driver who hit his son.
Firefighters Protest After Lieutenants' Exam Is Called Off Due To Problem With ContractorOnce per decade, the Chicago Fire Department offers lieutenant exams – a big crack at a promotion for the rank-and-file. But there was a big crack in the system last week.
Angry Parents Demand Answers After Lincoln Park High School Administrators Were Removed; Investigations Include Claims Of Sexual MisconductA lot of questions have been bubbling up over what the Chicago Public Schools is calling serious misconduct at Lincoln Park High School.
Changes Coming To CPD As Overhaul Starts Next MonthEleven hundred officers moving back under district command. Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck said the added resources come with added accountability for commanders.
'My Partner Took Him Down': New Video Of CPD Thanksgiving Day Body Slam"Whose holding the supervisors accountable? And it's not COPA and it's not CPD brass. So what's gonna change about the code of silence, because that comes from the top."
Son Who Was Shot And Later Died Had Belongings Stolen At Hospital, Mother SaysA grieving mother has been demanding answers from Mount Sinai Hospital, after someone stole her deceased son’s belongings.
A Look At Disturbing Letters Written By Krysztof Marek, Man Accused Of Killing 5 In Dunning Condo BuildingA judge called it “evil on steroids” – a former condo board president was accused last fall of killing five people at the Northwest Side complex where he lived.
'Everything We Have Is On Hold Now' South Side Church Gutted By Fire"We come out of the four walls that reach the people in the community."
Would-Be Jewel Thieves In Lemont Caught On CameraInvestigators believe the two men were targeting Krystyna's Jewelry.
Lottery Sales Sink As Other Gambling Options Take OffIllinois has surgically focused on casinos and marijuana lately, but it may just be the 46-year-old Illinois Lottery in need of a check-up.
Computer Chaos At Licensing Facilities Nationwide, Including Secretary Of State's OfficeThe hassle was felt from Chicago to Chatanooga. Licensing outlets from Tennessee to Michigan to Massachusetts and Kansas all reporting problems with the network of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.