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Lynwood Fires Cop Who Threw Punch
Jan 26, 2015 1:37 PM
South suburban police department knew for months about incident in which cop roughed up suspect, but disciplinary proceedings weren't initiated until after repeated inquiries from BGA/CBS2.
Riverdale Cops Fly Armed Without Permission
Dec 28, 2014 9:00 AM
While traveling for personal reasons, three Riverdale cops flew commercially with department handguns in their possession – potentially violating federal regulations in the process.
High Irony As Township Official Pursues Medical Pot License
Dec 19, 2014 7:00 AM
Thornton Township youth services director, who helps oversee drug counseling in south suburbs, is part of private group seeking state permission to grow medicinal pot.
Biz Lights Up For Illinois Medical Marijuana
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.
Hoffman Estates Cop Resigns Amid Misconduct Accusation
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.
Illinois Public Hospitals Pay $180 Million For Wrongful Death Cases
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.
Suburb Trains Cops To Protect Local Officials
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.
Lost And Found
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.
Suburban Pension Peril
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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