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Nov 17, 2014 5:30 PM
Wealthy investors count on secrecy, profits and expansion as new law takes off, a BGA Rescuing Illinois report reveals.
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Nov 16, 2014 2:00 PM
A suburban cop quits amid allegations that he tipped off partygoers before his fellow officers responded to raucous hotel get-together.
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Oct 15, 2014 10:00 PM
Payments range from multimillion dollar settlements to tens of thousands for 184 cases, a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation found.
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Oct 5, 2014 5:45 PM
Decision by Elk Grove Village to send police to “dignitary” protection training follows threats, harassment against local municipal officials over the years.
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Aug 18, 2014 10:05 PM
Confiscated by Dolton police, antique handgun goes missing from station, then turns up amid inquiry. Now a police supervisor faces possible discipline.
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Aug 5, 2014 7:05 PM
Money in dozens of Chicago-area police and fire pension funds is drying up – which should be a big worry not only for current and future retirees, but taxpayers, a BGA Rescuing Illinois investigation discovers.​
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Aug 4, 2014 9:08 PM
The financially strapped Riverdale Park District doesn't have enough programming for kids, and does a woeful job keeping playgrounds clean and safe, critics say. But the agency found money to send park commissioners to out-of-town conferences, and pay for high-end dining.
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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.
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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.
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