Lawmakers Probe Illinois Youth Centers In Wake Of Newspaper SeriesThe head of the agency that oversees children who are wards of the state told state lawmakers Wednesday that a revolving door at the top is partly to blame for abuses that have plagued the department for decades.
Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 HoursFour firefighters with four separate complaints against their chief expected to present evidence Thursday at a special meeting set by the Gary Fire Civil Service Commission to hear the first of 24 cases filed against Chief Teresa Everett.
Proposals For 21 CPS Charter Schools Prompt Heated DebateA hearing on 21 proposed new Chicago Public Schools charters drew at least 300 people to CPS headquarters on a snowy Monday evening, with supporters and opponents equally passionate about the need to propel or quash charter efforts.
Daley Won't Have To Testify In Man's Bid To Overturn ConvictionFormer Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.
Hearing Begins On School Closing LawsuitsA federal judge has begun a hearing on two lawsuits seeking to block plans to close 49 elementary schools, with testimony expected to last for up to four days.
Hansen To Face Hearing For Hit To Hossa's HeadCanucks forward Jannik Hansen received only a two-minute minor penalty for roughing after delivering a forearm to the back of Blackhawks' forward Marian Hossa's head on Tuesday, but he could face stiffer punishment from the league.
No High Hopes For Last-Ditch Hearing On Pension Reform Gov. Pat Quinn made a last-ditch push for state lawmakers in Springfield to pass pension reform, but the effort failed Friday.
City Council Committee Endorses Mayor's Pot Ticketing PlanA City Council panel has given the first stage of approval to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow police to issue tickets to people caught with small amounts of marijuana, rather than making arrests in all such cases.
Panel Asks Feds For More Details On Bribery Case Against Rep. SmithAn Illinois House panel is asking federal prosecutors for more information about the bribery charges against State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago).
New Trial For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From Womb?The man convicted of killing an Addison woman in 1995 and cutting an unborn baby from her womb should find out Wednesday when he will get a hearing that could lead to a new trial.
Hearing Set For Man Convicted Of Killing Family, Cutting Baby From WombOne of the people convicted of the murder of a pregnant woman and cutting out her unborn child over 15 years ago is headed back to court next week.
Study: Music Lessons For Kids Pay Off Later In LifeNorthwestern University researchers say a new study suggests that parents should give their children music lessons.
Cook County To Re-Evaluate Policy Of Releasing Illegal ImmigrantsCook County commissioners voted Wednesday to hold a hearing on the contentious issue of whether to keep suspected illegal immigrants behind bars while federal authorities check their immigration status.
Emanuel Calls Special City Council Hearing On Ward Remap PlansMayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for Thursday for consideration of a new map of the city's 50 wards.
Judge Will Hold Hearing On Cellini Juror's Failure To Disclose Felony ConvictionsSpringfield power broker William Cellini won’t get an automatic mistrial after learning that a juror in his corruption trial failed to disclose her criminal record before being picked for the jury, but a federal judge will hold a hearing on the matter.