| Oct 10, 2014
| 2:54 AM
Some scammers may be trying to use the ongoing Ebola outbreak to turn a quick buck.
That's according to a warning issued by the Illinois Attorney General's office Friday to be on the lookout for unsolicited or suspicious emails.
The office has...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Hundreds of dollars to an online gaming company. A $4 fast food tab. A few pennies here or there for who knows what.
Kathryn Broderick, 28, of Lincoln Park, doesn’t have weird spending habits, but the thieves that have gained access to her...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Sure, your credit and debit card information is safe and secure.
Just like the White House.
So commonplace have revelations of data hacks, security breaches and compromised confidentiality become that it's not worth waiting for formal notification...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 4:26 PM
On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:09 PM
A dry, technical ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court that allows disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge to keep collecting his pension despite his felony conviction drew emotional responses Thursday from some of the men he and his crew tortured....
| Sep 20, 2014
People who bring elderly parents to a nursing home share the same worries: Will they thrive in that environment? Will they receive timely, compassionate care? Above all: Will they be safe?
Over the past two decades, Tribune reporters have documented the...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The outrage is official. Ex-Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge gets to keep drawing money from the taxpayers.
Since March 2011, those taxpayers have been paying Burge's $3,000-a-month pension while he sits in prison. They'll be paying it when he's...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:11 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Federal authorities investigating Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s $54.5 million anti-violence grant program on Wednesday asked state lawmakers doing their own probe to hold off 90 days — a request that’s likely to be...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 7:39 AM
As Illinois Republicans argued Thursday that a legislative panel should push ahead with an election-year inquiry into Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled anti-violence program, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a letter to clear up any misunderstanding:...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Trained school employees and volunteers will be allowed to administer an emergency epinephrine injection if they believe a student or visitor is having an allergic reaction under a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
The legislation expands on a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 6:42 AM
Democratic state treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs says he thinks lawmakers should “go back to the drawing board” and start over on changes to public employee pension benefits following a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling.