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Chicago remembers Ald. Berny Stone
Dec. 22, 2014
Stone, known for his outspoken and hands-on approach, served as the 50th Ward alderman for almost 40 years. He died early Monday morning at the age of 87.
Waukegan woman seeks to trademark 'I can't breathe'
Dec. 19, 2014
Woman wants to sell clothing featuring the dying words of Eric Garner.
Emanuel unveils youth safety plan
Dec. 16, 2014
Commission’s ‘Plan for 2015’ is heavy on past accomplishments, light on details.
Lawsuit seeks information on alleged CPD spying
Dec. 8, 2014
Police deny spying on protesters. But a lawsuit asks when - or if - the department uses cell tracking tech.
The health problems facing rural and urban poor in Illinois
Oct. 17, 2014
Our Hey Gov! series travels to Edwards County, Illinois, one of the sickest in the state. We found a county different from Chicago in demographics and density, but with some of the same health challenges.
Battle over state facility is personal, political
Oct. 13, 2014
Our Hey Gov! series starts in Southern Illinois with a look at a small-town battle with statewide implications.
Inmate beaten in Cook County jail hours after judge ordered him free
Sep. 12, 2014
Under the authority of Sheriff Tom Dart, Cook County makes inmates who’ve already been freed by a judge, go back to jail to be processed out.
Illinois counting on Cook County program to fix juvenile parole
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The state is expanding its Aftercare pilot, but experts and data question whether the program is working.
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