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After detective’s acquittal, prosecutors face criticism
Apr. 20, 2015
After Det. Dante Servin was cleared of all charges in the fatal shooting of an African-American woman, some are questioning the handling of the case.
Judge resentences Adolfo Davis to life in prison
Apr. 13, 2015
Adolfo Davis is serving life without parole for participating in a double murder decades ago as a teenager. The judge in his resentencing hearing found he had not reformed.
Census: Illinois bleeds population
Mar. 26, 2015
A new Census report shows more people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state.
Cook County sends bill to state for kids left waiting in jail
Mar. 15, 2015
The county is sending a bill to Illinois for the cost of holding state wards left waiting behind bars by the Department of Children and Family Services.
Illinois kids spent 7,300 days left behind bars
Feb. 17, 2015
The state's child welfare system leaves hundreds of kids stuck in juvenile jail after their time is served. One juvenile was left in jail by DCFS last year for 190 extra days—that's longer than a school year.
Unions sue to stop Chicago pension overhaul
Dec. 16, 2014
Chicago has the worst-funded pension system of any major U.S. city. But some workers and unions say the mayor's latest move is unconstitutional.
Community prosecutions credited with drop in crime
Jul. 31, 2014
A University of Chicago law professor says his research shows community prosecution has had an immediate and measurable impact on violent crime.
What happens in Cook County if you can't afford a funeral?
Apr. 29, 2014
Cook County usually buries unclaimed bodies in the warm months. The burials include many people whose families cannot afford funerals.
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