Crime & Corruption

Troy woman sentenced to prison in cancer fraud case
Jul 26, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A western Illinois woman accused of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer ...

Report: Poverty tied to violence in minority neighborhoods
Jul 24, 2017

People of color who live in poverty stricken areas are more likely to be in an area where they wi...

Elderly and imprisoned: The 10 oldest female prisoners in Illinois
Jul 21, 2017

America’s elderly prison population is growing and it’s growing quickly. According to a s...

Aging behind bars: The 10 oldest inmates in Illinois
Jun 19, 2017

Like many states across the country, Illinois' aging prison population is putting a growing finan...

10 Haunted Illinois Murder Scenes
May 23, 2017

A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the comm...

State Senate approves bill stopping local police from making immigration arrests
May 05, 2017

The Illinois Senate took the first steps toward a measure that would stop local police from arres...

Illinois lawmakers announce first public hearing on marijuana legalization bill
Apr 12, 2017

Illinois will begin taking baby steps on the path toward marijuana legalization next week as lawm...

Reeder: Evolving attitude on capital punishment
Apr 11, 2017

New book fosters appreciation for abolition of capital punishment SPRINGFIELD – “These are...

Fact Check: Are 100,000 Chicago gang members working with Mexican drug cartels?
Apr 04, 2017

This article originally appeared on PolitiFact.  NRA's executive vice president Way...

ICE report: Cook County deemed uncooperative in immigration detention requests
Mar 31, 2017

Cook County is considered non-compliant when it comes to requests from the Department of Homeland...

Beware of phone scammers asking this simple question
Mar 31, 2017

It’s like an old Verizon Wireless commercial gone wrong. Scammers are targeting unsus...

Democrats answer Rauner with 'comeback agenda' to fix Illinois
Mar 29, 2017

Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday unveiled what they’ve dubbed the “Illinois Comeback Agenda,...

Poll: Most voters support legalizing, decriminalizing marijuana in Illinois
Mar 27, 2017

Illinoisans appear to be warming up to the idea of legalizing marijuana for recreational...

Legalizing marijuana in Illinois faces political hurdles, many questions
Mar 24, 2017

NOTE: We're holding a virtual town hall meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, with experts on thi...

Illinois lawmakers propose legalizing, taxing recreational marijuana amid budget woes
Mar 22, 2017

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legalizing, regulating and taxing recreational marijuana i...


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