Criminal Justice

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Park District Police: Costly And Questionably Redundant

April 7, 2017
A handful of Illinois park districts operate taxpayer-funded police forces separate from the regular police departments that already patrol the same communities. With badges sometimes handed to the well-connected, the practice raises questions of redundancy, liability, nepotism and expense.

Troubled Burnham Club Closing After Thanksgiving Chaos

December 30, 2016
Double shooting, mob beatdown spurs closing of Will's Sports Bar, which was previously identified in BGA report.

Video Shows Guard Punching, Kicking Inmate In Head

April 20, 2016
Correctional officer still has job, avoids criminal charges in spite of graphic video showing him pummeling Cook County Jail inmate.
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