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Jul 9, 2014 10:15 PM
More victims of car accidents may have to foot the bill for first responders as so-called "crash tax" gains popularity with local fire departments.
Oil And Water
Jun 12, 2014 7:30 PM
BP has a history of environmental violations at its refinery on Lake Michigan but wasn't penalized by regulators. A recent oil spill raises new questions about oversight – and drinking water safety.
Jun 11, 2014 9:43 AM
Funds from Gov. Quinn's controversial anti-violence grant program benefitted ally of political supporter.
Family Conflict In General Assembly?
May 4, 2014 5:28 PM
Legislator voted on grant programs that benefit his wife and the nonprofit where she works.
Moving The Needle
Apr 10, 2014 3:02 PM
Separate investigations by the Better Government Association with CBS2 and the Chicago Sun-Times – on U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush and Chicago ambulances – are seeing results, helping with transparency and public safety.
No More Free Ride
Apr 9, 2014 9:27 PM
The days of free ambulance service in the Chicago area are over – but how municipalities establish transport rates, and collect fees, is raising good-governance questions.
For Cops, Concealed Carry Means New Rules
Mar 31, 2014 11:34 AM
Recently-passed law means police must react differently when they stop people with firearms, a Rescuing Illinois investigation discovers.
Mar 25, 2014 10:14 PM
As ambulance delays mount in Chicago, city tries to cover up the problem by urging dispatchers not to talk about it over the air.
An Alarming Trend?
Feb 6, 2014 10:00 PM
Chicago's trauma ambulances appear to be taking longer to respond to emergencies and critics say it's a symptom of a worsening ambulance shortage.
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