| 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 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....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:44 PM
It's been six months since The Courant published its wish list for this year in the editorial series Agenda 2014 (on http://www.courantopinion.com. It's time for an update.
So far this year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state lawmakers...
| Jun 29, 2014
The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Massachusetts sued Thursday to obtain records about the killing of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death last year in his Orlando condo by an FBI agent.
"When law enforcement officials kill someone in...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:34 AM
A state-appointed hearing officer has upheld the decision by Maine Township High School District 207 to fire a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School.
In a 62-page report, hearing officer...
| 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...
| May 12, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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 horse —...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Two and a half years after a drone strike in Yemen killed New Mexico-born Anwar Awlaki, a federal appeals court has ordered the Obama administration to release a confidential memorandum that explains the legal justification for its extraordinary...