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The Illinois lawmaker who says House Speaker Michael Madigan retaliated against her for statements about rooting out sexual harassment in the Capitol wants the process for investigating ethics complaints in the Legislature overhauled.

University of Chicago officials say a school police officer shot and seriously wounded a student while responding to a call about a burglary.

An investigation has found that despite Illinois officials' promise to reform troubled group homes for disabled adults, allegations of abuse and neglect have risen, staffing levels have fallen and state oversight has been slow.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has dismissed a long-time political consultant after an investigation found he sent inappropriate text messages to a colleague. 

A Chicago police officer fighting for his job after he fatally shot a teenager and a woman bystander in 2015 is under investigation for his role in a restaurant fight last month.

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to running a hacker-for-hire service that shut down websites and affected people around the world.

An investigation has found that in recent years more Chicago police officers have opted to grieve their punishments, stalling some cases for years.

Court records show that two Chicago police officers have changed their accounts of a 2014 fatal shooting after viewing a police surveillance video that showed they weren't as close to the shooting as they had said.

The family of a man who died in northern Illinois last month after an apparent altercation during a traffic stop has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

An investigation shows that the Chicago Police Department has failed to closely monitor the way it handles officer overtime.

Federal immigration officials say they arrested 30 people in Cook County as part of a nationwide sweep targeting "sanctuary" jurisdictions, which limit local authorities' cooperation in immigration investigations.

The Illinois Board of Higher Education is investigating Morthland College due to the school's inability to access federal student aid funds.

An Illinois judge has ordered mental evaluations for a freshman high school student charged in the shooting of another student.

A former Pekin Police officer is hospitalized from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. Police were called to Williamsburg Apartments at about 2 a.m., on a report of three shots fired. 

A 30-year-old woman suffered a medical emergency and died during a cosmetic procedure at a medical clinic in Florida. Lattia Baumeister of Rock Island, Illinois, died while undergoing an unidentified procedure at Seduction by Jardon's Medical Center in Doral.

The Cook County state's attorney is investigating whether a former Chicago police sergeant tainted far more convictions than those he has been held accountable for.  State's attorney spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said the office's Conviction Integrity Unit is reviewing any cases of incarcerated individuals where former Sgt. Ronald Watts was substantively involved.

A former Cook County clerk employee who pleaded guilty to lying about an alleged bribe to a company run by the clerk's husband has been sentenced to three years of probation.  Sivasubramani Rajaram pleaded guilty to making a false declaration to a grand jury. The maximum sentence was five years prison. 

Relatives of a black teenager whose 1955 lynching in Mississippi helped trigger the modern civil rights movement say they want a fresh investigation after a new report that a key witness said she lied.  Two cousins of Emmett Till, Wheeler Parker and Deborah Watts, say authorities should reopen the investigation.

Pekin Police Still Searching for 13-Year-Old

Jan 26, 2017

A 13-year-old Pekin boy who went missing in November is still yet to be found. 

Prosecutors are investigating if a crime was committed when an Illinois judge allegedly allowed a law clerk to don a robe and preside over two court cases.   A State's Attorney's office spokeswoman says the office learned of the allegations when court officials announced that Cook County Judge Valarie E. Turner had been removed from the bench indefinitely. 

The head of the Democratic Party of Illinois is sticking up for the beleaguered Auditor General.

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Two Cook County detectives are starting to see successes in their mission to bring justice to dozens of rape victims whose rape kits were never sent to a state police crime lab for DNA testing.

Questions continue to swirl regarding irregular campaign expenses reported by Auditor General Frank Mautino from his time as a Democratic state representative.

Republican legislators formally requested in February that Mautino explain the spending. 

State Representative Grant Wehrli of Naperville says three months later, they're still waiting. He and other Republicans held a press conference expressing their frustration.

They also released a copy of a letter they just sent Mautino saying his delay is eroding the public's trust in his office.    

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate whether the Chicago Police Department's practices violate federal and constitutional law.

The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has announced an indictment in what it describes as an ongoing investigation of the Cook County Circuit Court Clerk's office.

Illinois utility regulators are launching a formal investigation into whether Peoples Gas executives misled them about the price tag of a pipe replacement project that could cost Chicago consumers about $8-billion.

An NCAA filing shows that the University of Illinois spent more than $650.000 for a Chicago law firm to investigate racial discrimination and abuse accusations in the women's basketball program.

Chicago police trying to identify a dismembered toddler found in a lagoon earlier this month have collected DNA from the relatives of children who have gone missing.

Three weeks after an Illinois police officer was shot to death, investigators have revealed little about their investigation.

The investigation into the shooting death of a northern Illinois police officer shows the lieutenant was hit twice: once in his protective vest and once at an angle that allowed the bullet to enter his chest.

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