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MARC CHASE: Government offices or probationary halfway houses?

MARC CHASE: Government offices or probationary halfway houses?

Lake County's local government offices often become bastions of second chances, and they're not always the good kind.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Lynwood Fire and Police Board reinstates fired officer

LYNWOOD | The Village Fire and Police Board reinstated a police officer Monday who was fired last year after his squad car was stolen in December 2012 by a criminal suspect.

July 14, 2014 3:40 pm

Judge: Lynwood Fire and Police Board in contempt of court

CHICAGO | South suburban Lynwood's Fire and Police Board has until Monday night to reinstate a police officer fired last year, or else the village will face fines of $1,000 per day.

July 09, 2014 1:11 pm

Judge: Lynwood cop wrongly dismissed from Police Department

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge issued a written opinion Thursday that reverses the Lynwood Police and Fire Board decision firing a police officer because a criminal suspect drove away in the officer's squad car.

February 27, 2014 8:21 pm

Judge gives Lincoln Mall owner one week to come up with plan for repairs

MARKHAM | A Cook County judge on Thursday gave the owner of Lincoln Mall in south suburban Matteson one week to come up with a plan for making needed repairs to the 40-year-old structure.

August 08, 2013 4:15 pm

Mom freed after conviction overturned

CHICAGO | A Chicago woman whose conviction in the death of her 4-year-old son was overturned walked out of prison Monday, eight years after she was locked up for what she always insisted was a tragic accident.

February 26, 2013 12:00 am
Court clerk falls, then shoots basket while encouraging students to push through tough times

Court clerk falls, then shoots basket while encouraging students to push through tough times

CALUMET CITY | Dorothy Brown, who last week was nominated to a fourth term as Cook County court clerk, spoke to pre-teen students Thursday to inspire them to strive for more in life.

March 29, 2012 4:45 pm Photos


South Holland man convicted in dog-fighting case

MARKHAM | A South Holland man was convicted of 74 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals Wednesday in connection with a dog-fighting operation at his home.

November 10, 2011 12:30 pm

Games pimps play: mental manipulation in prostitution

CHICAGO | Before co-founding The Dreamcatcher Foundation and becoming a Cook County Court advocate for victims of sexual exploitation, Brenda Myers-Powell spent 25 years as a prostitute.

March 25, 2011 6:45 pm

Jail flooding brings urgency to clothing drive

CHICAGO | Heavy summer rains that caused flooding in the basements of some buildings at the Cook County Jail destroyed dozens of boxes of women's coats and clothing. The coats and clothing were to be distributed to women leaving rehabilitative programs to begin new lives.

November 17, 2010 12:00 am
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