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Ex-Quinn aide testifies before lawmaker panel

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.

October 09, 2014 1:17 pm

Lawmakers to resume probe of Quinn anti-violence program

SPRINGFIELD | The federal prosecutor overseeing central Illinois has told state lawmakers they can resume hearings into Gov. Pat Quinn's controversial anti-violence program.

September 30, 2014 3:08 pm
Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

Video allegedly shows Lynwood officer beating handcuffed suspect

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.

September 11, 2014 10:30 pm Related

E.C. police turn over fatal shooting case to prosecutor's office

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.

August 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Troopers investigate shooting involving patrolman in E.C.

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.

August 12, 2014 6:45 pm

Teens killed in Harvey crash identified

The Cook County medical examiner's office has released the names of the two teens killed in a crash Sunday in Harvey.

July 29, 2014 3:03 pm

Ill. lawmakers delay probe of violence program

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.

July 17, 2014 4:10 pm
Attorney: Lawsuit seeking $60M to be filed in boys' drownings

Attorney: Lawsuit seeking $60M to be filed in boys' drownings

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.

July 16, 2014 8:57 pm Photos


Panel probing Quinn program meeting next week

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.

July 10, 2014 7:56 pm

Police seeking tips after robbery at E.C. restaurant

EAST CHICAGO | Police are seeking tips following a robbery early Monday at a Mexican restaurant on Indianapolis Boulevard.

June 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Police: Man stalking ex-wife wounds her friend in leg

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.

June 25, 2014 6:00 pm

Lawmaker wants probe of $33M Ill. health campaign

NAPERVILLE, Ill. | A Republican lawmaker has called for investigations into spending costs associated with promoting President Barack Obama's health care law in Illinois.

June 16, 2014 4:14 pm

Sen. Kirk wants probe of new VA hospital claims

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.

May 22, 2014 3:51 pm

Police serve warrants on Gary auto salvage yard

GARY | Authorities investigating a rash of auto thefts served search warrants Tuesday on an auto salvage yard near Ninth Place and Van Buren Street.

May 20, 2014 8:30 pm

Suspicious package delays South Shore train in Gary

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.

May 09, 2014 5:52 pm

C.P. cops investigating resident's mysterious head trauma

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.

May 06, 2014 12:03 pm
Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

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.

March 27, 2014 7:06 pm Video Photos


The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

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.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

On-site investigation planned at burned C.P. home

CROWN POINT | Officials looking into the cause of a March 12 house fire plan to meet April 1 to make a determination.

March 24, 2014 8:30 pm
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