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May 24, 2015 5:27 AM
Calumet City’s government decides to pay alderman’s family $125,000 to buy their bar as part of initiative to reduce drinking establishments in the south suburb.
May 21, 2015 10:21 PM
The BGA finds that Rivers Casino in Des Plaines hired a maintenance and security contractor whose president has had ties to reputed mob figures. Now the Illinois Gaming Board is investigating.
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May 17, 2015 10:20 PM
Though some public employees have taken advantage of pension “sweeteners” over the years to boost benefits, political leaders also failed to keep pension systems adequately funded.
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May 17, 2015 6:00 AM
Rope hung in firefighter union official’s locker may reflect internal dissent in west suburban fire department as work rule changes are pushed through. Village says it’s “a lot about nothing.”
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May 12, 2015 10:30 PM
Nearly two-dozen retired Chicago police officers are collecting taxpayer-supported pensions, and are now back on the city payroll.
May 12, 2015 4:16 PM
Better Government Association Recognized For Outstanding Local Journalism
May 3, 2015 6:00 AM
State’s attorney’s office is reviewing case amid allegations that an ex-Chicago cop framed two suspects who have long proclaimed their innocence.
Apr 29, 2015 4:50 PM
Mayor Ron Serpico’s administration taps local bank to handle municipal finances, bank taps Serpico to work as lawyer. Are taxpayer interests being well served?
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Apr 26, 2015 6:00 AM
Hector Alejandre heads a law enforcement association that received donations from Rivers Casino – which he is regulating after Gov. Rauner appointed him to the Illinois Gaming Board.
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