New Report Details Urban Flooding Problems In IllinoisUrban flooding in Illinois is most common in older parts of towns and has been made worse by urbanization and changes in climate, according to a new state report.
Chicagoans Are Safer Than They Think, Claims Index Of The World's Safest CitiesAccording to this, Chicagoans are safer than they think. Do the numbers have you convinced?
Investigators: Police Officers Justified In Fatal Shooting Of Elderly ManThe Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”
Emanuel Joins Other Big-City Mayors To Discuss Plight Of Poor ResidentsThe gap between the nation's richest and poorest had increased dramatically, big-city mayors said in a report issued this week.
Environmentalists Urge Congress To Strengthen Clean Water ActEnvironment Illinois campaign director Lisa Nikodem said the group's "Wasting Our Waterways" report reveals there’s a lot of work to be done to prevent pollution of waterways that feed into Lake Michigan.
Union Accuses CPS Of 'Hollow Promises' On School ClosingsA year after the Chicago Board of Education voted to close 50 public schools, the Chicago Teachers Union accused the district of breaking promises to use the money saved by the closures to make improvements at so-called welcoming schools.
Report: Segregation Returning To SchoolsIt has been has been 60 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court “Brown vs. Board of Education” ruling barring state-sponsored segregation of schools, but segregation has returned in many places, including Chicago.
Report Critical Of Cook County Pretrial ServicesA new report says staff shortages and other problems have undermined the office that helps Cook County judges decide if a suspect should remain in jail pending trial.
Rutherford's Office Won't Release Independent Report On Misconduct AllegationsDan Rutherford spokeswoman Judy Pardonnet said Thursday that the information now will only be released through the courts.
Report: No Evidence Of Daley Influence In Koschman CaseA 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.
Special Prosecutor's Report On Koschman Case To Be Released TuesdaySpecial prosecutor Dan K. Webb will release a 162-page report Tuesday morning that’s expected to shed light on whether clout kept police and prosecutors from charging Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, with killing David Koschman.
Ethics Committee Will Continue Investigation Into SchockThe House Ethics Committee says it will continue an investigation into U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock over allegations the Illinois Republican sought donations of more than $5,000 per donor to a super political action committee.
Emanuel Indicates Commission's Report Won't Be Last Word On School ClosingsAccording to published reports, the Commission on School Utilization might recommend closing as few as 15 underutilized school buildings, fearing that a large number of school closings might cause too much upheaval.
Sheriff: Woman's Claim She Was Raped By Cop Impersonator Is A Hoax A 33-year-old woman had told police she was pulled over by a fake cop Tuesday evening on a roadside in unincorporated Plano and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.
OEMC To Issue Report On City’s Handling Of Extreme HeatThe Office of Emergency Management and Communications will issue a report investigating the city’s response to three days of temperatures over 100 degrees, according to an office spokeswoman.