| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:48 PM
At a 90-minute closed door meeting Thursday, top federal, state and local law enforcement officials laid out their plans for improving the government's faltering efforts to apprehend violent fugitives who cross U.S. borders to evade justice in Illinois....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Former Chicago police Sgt. Eddie Hicks vanished eight years ago on the eve of his high-profile corruption trial.
Federal authorities had charged him with running a crew of rogue cops who robbed drug dealers, pocketed the illicit cash and sold the...
| Oct 29, 2011
In 1990, Nigerian native Abdulrafiu Shokunbi shot and killed a bystander during a street confrontation with the brother of a woman he'd approached, according to police. Shokunbi was arrested but released on $3,000 cash bond, and fled across the border. In...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 9:45 AM
For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it.
They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:01 PM
The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed former Chicago Ald. Freddrenna Lyle as a Cook County Circuit Court judge to fill a vacancy.
Lyle, the former 6th Ward alderman, will serve until next year’s elections determine a replacement for Judge...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 9:46 AM
Former Mayor Richard Daley's security detail has been reduced to three police officers, two of whom will be on call to transport former first lady Maggie Daley to and from doctor appointments and the hospital, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today.
| Sep 19, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Illinois Senate President John Cullerton today said he’s open to reducing the number of gaming positions in the gambling expansion lawmakers passed this spring in the hopes it would address Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns that the bill is “top...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 2:19 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday made his first public appearance since returning from China and said he plans to detail proposed changes to a major gambling expansion later this month.
The governor remained tight-lipped about what exactly he wants from...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Hundreds of candidates for the state legislature, countywide offices and Chicago ward committeeman began filing today for the March 20 primary.
In Springfield, the line stretched from the door of the State Board of Elections for more than a block, a...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:14 PM
Dozens of contenders for Illinois' 18 newly drawn congressional districts filed candidacy paperwork on opening day Friday, setting the stage for potentially contentious contests in the March 20 primary.
The first-day filers included 12-year Republican...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 2:11 PM
The state of Illinois is teaming with Cook County on a trial program in which a loan fund will be created to buy vacant foreclosed homes, renovate them and resell them to home buyers at low interest rates.
Six suburbs will take part: Berwyn, Chicago...