Skip to main content

Your community.
Your membership.

Your membership supports local journalism…

Investigative
Journalism

We uncover the stories that need to be told — and make a difference in our community.

Watch now: Video shows Illinois city detective's attempted murder on street, prosecutors say

See the dashboard camera video showing a traffic stop and chase that authorities say topped 90 mph. Police say a firearm fitted with an illegal device that turned it into a machine gun also was recovered. 

Watch now: Police chiefs in 9 of Illinois' 15 largest cities have retired in the last year

According to the Illinois Pension Code, police officers hired before 2011 who are at least 50-years-old with 20 years of service are eligible to retire with a pension equal to 50% of their final salary.

Sports betting just got harder for some Illinois residents. Here's how.

For Illinois residents in communities without easy access to a casino, racetrack or off-track betting facility that hosts a sportsbook, it just got much harder to open a legal sports betting account. 

You make it possible

Not yet a News+ Member? Find out how to support local journalism in your community.

Already a News+ member?