Big plans do not always happen. Such is the case with Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to merge the agency responsible for youth prisons (Department of Juvenile Justice) with the agency responsible for foster care (Department of Children and Family Services).
A new study shows race could play a role in traffic stops across Illinois.An Illinois Department of Transportation and University of Illinois at Chicago study of traffic stops in 2010 found that minorities are more likely to be cited or to be asked for a consent search than white drivers.
Syria bolstered security around the U.S. embassy in Damascus after Monday’s attack by a pro-government mob on the compound drew worldwide rebuke. After weeks of restrained U.S. reaction to Syria’s brutal crackdown on democracy protestors, diplomatic exchanges between the countries are now tense.
A Northwest Indiana judge is trying to keep in check comments made outside the courtroom concerning the death of 13-year-old Christian Choate of Gary.Lake County Superior Court Judge Diane Bowell issued a gag order that goes beyond just preventing prosecutors and defense attorneys from speaking abou
A 46-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for operating a prostitution ring in the Chicago area. The Cook County State's Attorney's office says Troy Bonaparte of Chicago is the first defendant to be convicted in the county in a human trafficking case.