Investigators' Notebook

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Must Reads

Chicago Light Overhaul To Cost Double That Of New York’s

March 28, 2017
Mayor Emanuel’s troubled infrastructure trust will take a back seat when the city begins a $160 million energy efficiency changeout of streetlights.

Pension Terminations Related To Felony Convictions Rare

October 10, 2016
Narrow criteria required to terminate public pensions have led to just eight such forfeitures for corrupt former city workers since 2006 at the city’s largest pension fund for municipal workers.

Ex-Legislator Sandack Told Cops He Wired Money To Philippines In Extortion Scheme

September 16, 2016
Downers Grove police say case is closed on former Republican lawmaker who quit office in July. Incident stemmed from Facebook and Skype interactions with a woman.
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