CHICAGO | Email exchanges from Gov. Pat Quinn's former chief aide are factoring into testimony at a lawmaker panel investigating a 2010 state anti-violence program under scrutiny for mismanagement.
SPRINGFIELD | The federal prosecutor overseeing central Illinois has told state lawmakers they can resume hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn's controversial anti-violence program.
A video recently obtained by the Better Government Association appears to show a Lynwood police officer slugging a handcuffed prisoner inside the south suburb’s police station, perhaps knocking him out cold.
EAST CHICAGO | A man arrested Sunday in connection with a fatal shooting in East Chicago has been turned over to Whiting police, an official said.
EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago police officer could return to patrol as early as Wednesday after firing his gun during a traffic stop last weekend, an official said.
The Cook County medical examiner's office has released the names of the two teens killed in a crash Sunday in Harvey.
CHICAGO | A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers voted Thursday to postpone grilling people connected with Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-violence program, bowing to the wishes of the U.S. Justice Department, which has a criminal investigation underway.
HOBART | A law firm representing the family of two Gary boys who drowned last month in an excavation pit in Hobart said Wednesday it plans to file a lawsuit seeking $60 million.
CHICAGO | Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after federal authorities asked them to hold off while they conduct their own probe, lawmakers said Thursday.
EAST CHICAGO | Police are seeking tips following a robbery early Monday at a Mexican restaurant on Indianapolis Boulevard.
EAST CHICAGO | A woman's ex-husband showed up as she sat on a balcony in East Chicago early Sunday and shot a man she was sitting with in the leg, police said.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. | A Republican lawmaker has called for investigations into spending costs associated with promoting President Barack Obama's health care law in Illinois.
CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Thursday there is new evidence of a "culture of corruption" at a veterans hospital in suburban Chicago and that a federal investigation of the facility should examine whether any alleged delays in treatment contributed to the deaths of patients.
GARY | Authorities investigating a rash of auto thefts served search warrants Tuesday on an auto salvage yard near Ninth Place and Van Buren Street.
GARY | An investigation of a suspicious package on the platform at the Miller South Shore commuter rail station delayed a westbound train there Friday morning.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point detectives are trying to figure out how a man wound up lying in his yard unresponsive with head trauma Friday afternoon.
GARY | FBI and IRS agents raided the Calumet Township trustee's office Thursday, removing several boxes of evidence and at least one computer as part of a federal investigation of the office.
Speaker Brian Bosma has called for an ethics investigation into Rep. Eric Turner's role in killing a bill that would have been bad for his family's business.
CROWN POINT | Officials looking into the cause of a March 12 house fire plan to meet April 1 to make a determination.
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