| Jun 9, 2014
| 9:28 PM
The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 11:17 AM
HARTFORD — On a late November afternoon in 2012, city officials met with executives from the New Britain Rock Cats and put in motion a secret 18-month negotiation to bring the minor league club to Hartford.
The meeting at Salute on Trumbull Street...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:00 AM
PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages.
The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
| Jun 1, 2014
Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog.
Hampton's 11-person legal team will cost the city $956,927 to protect the city's...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:13 PM
The April deaths of 2-month-old Adore Daniels and 5-month-old Bradly Davis White are fading from the news, and they should not. The Department of Children and Families failed those two children, and their deaths must prompt action by state officials and...
| May 20, 2014
| 5:33 PM
President Obama’s Justice Department will release a long-sought secret document laying out the legal basis for using drones to kill Americans suspected of terrorist activities abroad, administration officials confirmed Tuesday.
| May 22, 2014
| 6:01 PM
About 60 Batavia and Geneva residents concerned about their cities' investment in a Southern Illinois coal mine gathered Tuesday night in a church basement to brainstorm ideas on how to call attention to what they consider is a rotten deal for their...
| May 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA?
If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five...
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Why is Benghazi important to Americans?
You'll hear a lot about Benghazi in coming days and you'll hear the familiar screeching of partisan politics, now that House Speaker John Boehner has decided to convene a select committee to investigate the 2012...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Fifty more to go.
One hundred and seventy six school days multiplied by two kids equals 352 lunches to pack, which means a whole lot of mornings spent wallowing in defeat. We're in the home stretch now, with a mere five weeks of school left.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Neither the U.S. Constitution nor laws governing prosecution of people who commit murder abroad prohibited killing American citizen Anwar Awlaki in Yemen, according to a previously secret Justice Department memo released by a federal court Monday....