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Gun 'could never have been fired’
Jun. 19, 2015
A newly-released IPRA report directly contradicts police officers’ account of fatal 2011 shooting. The city has agreed to pay $2 million, which will go to victim’s 3-year-old son.
CPD 'listening tour' fuzzy on details
Jun. 10, 2015
Amid national discussions about the relationship between police and the public they serve, Chicago’s top cop announced a ‘listening tour.’ But hardly anyone got the invite.
Sheriff calls on feds to investigate Puerto Rican agencies
May. 22, 2015
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says agencies could be using federal funds to send drug addicts to unlicensed rehab centers.
'Lifebooks' help kids in foster care track their history
May. 19, 2015
Illinois DCFS embraces a storytelling tool to help foster kids maintain sense of where they came from.
Sheriff Dart to investigate unlicensed rehab centers
Apr. 24, 2015
Heroin addicts being sent from Puerto Rico to Chicago often end up in rundown residences. City and state officials playing ‘not it’ when it comes to oversight.
Election results mean new power at beleaguered College of DuPage
Apr. 9, 2015
Vice Chair Katharine Hamilton says new majority will ‘clamp down’ on school’s financial problems.
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.
Judge takes action on kids left behind bars by DCFS
Mar. 10, 2015
A federal judge has set in motion improvements to Illinois’ troubled Department of Children and Family Services. The action came after WBEZ found some minors were waiting behind bars even after they were cleared to go home.
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