| Jun 18, 2014
Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot.
The Yes for...
| Jun 19, 2014
The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:40 AM
Following a state-appointed hearing officer's recommendation, Maine Township High School District 207 leaders officially fired a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School.
Board members unanimously...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 8:13 AM
A day before a hotly contested election in which San Diego County Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis is seeking a fourth term, evidence surfaced Monday that suggested she was closer to a foreign businessman indicted on political corruption charges than she...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:16 PM
In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson.
In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested...
| May 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The union that represents Chicago police wants to halt the release of internal investigation files for alleged police misconduct.
In an injunction filed Monday in Cook County circuit court, the Fraternal Order of Police claims the release of the...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:38 PM
A blogger sued the CTA on Wednesday to obtain copies of the losing bids and other documents related to the transit agency awarding an almost half-billion-dollar contract in 2011 for the new Ventra fare-collection system.
Jason Prechtel filed the lawsuit...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Hartford Treasurer Adam Cloud discouraged a city review of an insurance policy involving a broker who has since become the target of a federal grand jury investigation, emails obtained by The Courant show.
Cloud told the city's risk manager early this...
| Dec 26, 2013
Thanks to Edward Snowden, we know a lot about what the National Security Agency has secretly been up to. As a result, Congress, a U.S. district court judge and the White House are considering ways to rein in the agency and protect our privacy. But we have...