La jueza Diane Gordon Cannon es criticada por sus arrebatos verbales, su inclinación a favor de la fiscalía, y por encarcelar a personas en libertad condicional por infracciones que a veces son menores.
Programs started in the 1980s to slow the spread of the HIV epidemic are now scaling back because of COVID-19, a move some experts say could create a new challenge in fighting the deadly outbreak.
While seeking a tax break from Cook County, a suburban factory owner says he felt pressured into contributing to a county commissioner’s campaign fund.
The list of businesses whose records were seized last month include video gambling machine operator Rick Heidner with a potentially lucrative deal from Lyons to fix up a vacant strip mall.
Sweeping document — released after the village was sued — sought records highlighted in previous BGA investigation, nearby quarry and even the mayor’s home security system.
The raid followed previous BGA coverage of nepotism and cozy deals involving Mayor Chris Getty. Agents also visited village halls in neighboring McCook and Summit.
In Cook County suburbs, home values are collapsing while property taxes are up.
Following BGA story, suburb tentatively hits brakes on tax increment financing district that would have benefited campaign contributor to Mayor Chris Getty.
Lyons’ mayor, son of the former town boss who went to prison, is building clout in the western suburbs amid claims of cozy deals, including the purchase of his own house.
An expert witness hired by the Emanuel administration has disputed in several lawsuits the existence of a code of silence among Chicago police to thwart misconduct allegations. The mayor claimed the opposite in the wake of the Laquan McDonald shooting.