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Informing ex-felons of the right to vote
Oct. 27, 2014
Unlike other states, ex-felons in Illinois can vote. Despite the law, some are told they cannot vote. Others say the process doesn’t care about them.
Prosecutors want indicted police commander’s past in court
Oct. 24, 2014
Cook County prosecutors on Thursday told a judge they would try to bring other “crimes and bad acts” into a felony case against Chicago police Cmdr. Glenn Evans.
Police retrace steps of suspected serial killer
Oct. 20, 2014
Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said it could be the work of a serial killer.
Hammond mayor rejects comparisons to Ferguson
Oct. 9, 2014
After video of police incident goes viral, citizens divided on whether cops went too far.
Feds: Arrested Illinois teen wanted to join Islamic State
Oct. 6, 2014
The FBI has arrested an American teenager who it says was trying to leave from a Chicago airport and sneak into Syria and join the Islamic State group.
Police commander pleads not guilty
Sep. 24, 2014
Accused of jamming his gun into an arrested man’s mouth, Chicago Cmdr. Glenn Evans on Wednesday pleaded not guilty to nine counts of aggravated battery and official misconduct.
Illinois DCFS ward charged with murder
Sep. 23, 2014
Prosecutors say Kadiedra Speed, a 20-year-old ward of the state, stabbed her roommate to death in their Joliet apartment. It’s believed to be the first time a ward has been charged with murder since 2009.
Indicted police commander suspended from duty 11 times
Sep. 18, 2014
As Cook County prosecutors unveil grand-jury charges, WBEZ learns more about Glenn Evans’ 28 years as a Chicago cop.
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