| Jan 6, 2013
Within seconds of McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre being appointed to preside over Illinois' political heater manslaughter case on Friday, you could almost hear her being "scrubbed."
It's not about cleansing bubbles. Not in Illinois.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit today against a summer camp director who Chicago parents said collected thousands of dollars in payments for a drama program that never happened.
The lawsuit alleges that Timothy Kiernan and partner...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:50 PM
A state inspector visiting south suburban Crestwood in 2007 had a question for one of its top water officials: How could the village have pumped out more water than it had claimed to purchase from nearby Alsip?
Certified water operator Frank Scaccia...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:38 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for an assault weapons ban at the state and national levels and said it was time for a "vote of conscience" in Congress following the deadly assault on schoolchildren in Connecticut.
Speaking at a Chicago Police...
| Apr 3, 2013
Here it's already April — the White Sox have opened the season to the victorious stylings of pitcher Chris Sale — and I'm way late in giving out the March Moutza of the Month.
It could have been awarded Sunday, but that was Easter Sunday for...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Crestwood's former water supervisor may have signed public documents that concealed the use of a contaminated well, but she was merely a clerk who took orders from top village officials, one of her attorneys told a federal jury Tuesday.
| Apr 25, 2013
Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans kept hearing complaints from his judges about street gangs in their courtrooms using cellphones to photograph witnesses.
"They're bold and they're brash," Evans told me the other day. "They think they can do it in...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan and federal officials today announced a $335 million national settlement with Bank of America stemming from former mortgage giant Countrywide …...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Patch.com reports: A Northbrook-based company that allegedly scammed homeowners seeking loan modifications out of $15,000 is now in trouble with the attorney general’s office. Illinois …...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:34 AM
Opponents of the Arlington Heights Park District’s $48 million bond referendum filed a complaint with the Illinois Attorney General, claiming the tax rate increase offered …...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Concerned that texting during public meetings and court hearings could lead to legal woes, Palos Hills officials are discouraging the practice. Ald. A.J. Pasek, who suggested the …...