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Sep 21, 2014

Sheriff's Ex-Secretary Resigns Over Timekeeping Irregularities

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's former executive assistant is accused of padding her hours, resigns rather than face firing; Plus, clout on the...
Sep 18, 2014

Dolton Cop Fired In Missing Gun Case

Village of Dolton fires police supervisor after BGA/CBS2 report about missing handgun, drugs.
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Sep 17, 2014

Poof! An Illinois Township Vanishes

Evanston is model for the state's 'Smart Streamlining' initiative and there's more government consolidation on the way.