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Daily Herald
Authorities search Huntley High School after bullet found in hallwayHuntley High School was temporarily on lockdown Sunday after a single bullet wa
Authorities search Huntley High School after bullet found in hallway
Daily Herald / Posted 19 hours ago
Huntley High School was temporarily on lockdown Sunday after a single bullet was found in the hallway, but officials say there is no threat to student or faculty safety. The building was in use by Willow Creek Community Church when a member of the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bondA Lakeview man accused of killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi as
Suspect in fatal wrong-way crash released on bond
Chicago Tribune / Posted 4 days ago
A Lakeview man accused of killing a woman after he struck her oncoming taxi as he drove drunk on the wrong side of Lake Shore Drive early Friday was released on bond this evening, authorities said. Erik F. Johnson, 23, of the 3500 block of North... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Concealed-carry permits drop sharply in 2015(AP) — Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed-carry permits statewid
Concealed-carry permits drop sharply in 2015
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 7 days ago
(AP) — Illinois State Police granted far fewer concealed-carry permits statewide in 2015 than in 2014, according to numbers released by the agency. About 55,500 permits were granted statewide last year. That's compared to about 95,500 in 2014, the... Read more
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Daily Herald
Concealed carry permit applications drop sharply in the suburbsThe wave of applications to carry a concealed handgun in Illinois slowed signif
Concealed carry permit applications drop sharply in the suburbs
Daily Herald / Posted 7 days ago
The wave of applications to carry a concealed handgun in Illinois slowed significantly in the second year of the program, with thousands fewer people in the suburbs seeking a permit in 2015. In Cook County, the Illinois State Police granted 15,204... Read more
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Daily Mail
Chicago police investigated 50 murders in January aloneBloody start to the year as Chicago police investigate FIFTY murders last month
Chicago police investigated 50 murders in January alone
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Bloody start to the year as Chicago police investigate FIFTY murders last month making it the city’s worst January for homicides since 2000 Figure was up 75 per cent from 29 in the same period in 2015, police reveal There were double the number of... Read more
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Daily Herald
Cook County sheriff announces jail consolidationCook County Sheriff Thomas Dart will be closing its oldest jail building on the
Cook County sheriff announces jail consolidation
Daily Herald / Posted 9 days ago
Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart will be closing its oldest jail building on the South Side of Chicago while placing all female inmates in one renovated building. Dart said Friday he'll start closing Division 1 of the jail campus at 27th Street and... Read more
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Daily Mail
Beggars land $3,000 after court battle with police over free speechPanhandlers win $3,000 in court after sheriffs 'violated their rights when they
Beggars land $3,000 after court battle with police over free speech
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Panhandlers win $3,000 in court after sheriffs 'violated their rights when they told them to stop begging' Kim Pindak, 63, and Sam Phillips, 57, have been given a total of $3,000 They said deputy sheriffs in Chicago ordered them to stop... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Panhandlers win in court over sheriff's office in ChicagoCHICAGO (AP) � A jury at a federal civil trial Thursday awarded $1,500 each to
Panhandlers win in court over sheriff's office in Chicago
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 10 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) � A jury at a federal civil trial Thursday awarded $1,500 each to two panhandlers who took one of the nation's largest sheriff's offices to court for violating their constitutional right to ask passers-by for money. Jurors returned... Read more
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TribLIVE
Panhandlers win jury trial — and $1,500 — against Chicago sheriff’s officePanhandlers win jury trial — and $1,500 — against Chicago sheriff's office – Tr
Panhandlers win jury trial — and $1,500 — against Chicago sheriff’s office
TribLIVE / Posted 10 days ago
Panhandlers win jury trial — and $1,500 — against Chicago sheriff's office – TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods Panhandlers win jury trial — and $1,500 — against Chicago sheriff's office CHICAGO — A jury at a federal civil trial Thursday awarded $1,500... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Panhandlers battle in court over begging at Daley PlazaA federal civil trial pitting two panhandlers against the Cook County Sheriff's
Panhandlers battle in court over begging at Daley Plaza
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
A federal civil trial pitting two panhandlers against the Cook County Sheriff's Office got underway Monday, in a case stemming from a lawsuit that alleges the men were improperly stopped from begging at Daley Plaza. Kim Pindak and Sam Phillips claim... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Panhandlers win court fight over begging at Daley PlazaJurors at a civil trial have awarded $1,500 each to two panhandlers who took th
Panhandlers win court fight over begging at Daley Plaza
Chicago Tribune / Posted 10 days ago
Jurors at a civil trial have awarded $1,500 each to two panhandlers who took the Cook County sheriff's office to court for violating their rights to ask passers-by for money. Jurors returned Thursday with a decision largely favoring Kim Pindak and... Read more
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Daily Herald
Jury to deliberate: How much do Chicago panhandlers make?CHICAGO -- How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy Chicago squ
Jury to deliberate: How much do Chicago panhandlers make?
Daily Herald / Posted 10 days ago
CHICAGO -- How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy Chicago square? That's one question federal jurors at a civil trial pitting two panhandlers against the Cook County Sheriff's Office will deliberate on following closings... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Federal jury to deliberate: How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a popular Chicago square? Posted Jan. 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM Posted Jan. 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM CHICAGO (
Federal jury to deliberate: How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a popular Chicago square?
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 11 days ago
Posted Jan. 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM Posted Jan. 28, 2016 at 12:00 PM CHICAGO (AP) — How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Jury to deliberate: How much do Chicago panhandlers make?CHICAGO (AP) - How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy Chicago
Jury to deliberate: How much do Chicago panhandlers make?
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 11 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy Chicago square? That's one question federal jurors at a civil trial pitting two panhandlers against the Cook County Sheriff's Office will deliberate on following closings... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Jury to deliberate: How much do Chicago panhandlers make?CHICAGO (AP) - How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy Chicago
Jury to deliberate: How much do Chicago panhandlers make?
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 11 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - How much would a panhandler make a day begging on a busy Chicago square? That's one question federal jurors at a civil trial pitting two panhandlers against the Cook County Sheriff's Office will deliberate on following closings... Read more
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ABC News
Panhandlers Take on 1 of Nation's Largest Sheriff's OfficesA civil case brought by two panhandlers who say the Cook County Sheriff's Offic
Panhandlers Take on 1 of Nation's Largest Sheriff's Offices
ABC News / Posted 14 days ago
A civil case brought by two panhandlers who say the Cook County Sheriff's Office stopped them from begging at a popular Chicago square has begun. Kim Pindak says he never dreamed he'd be pitted at trial against one of the nation's largest sheriff's... Read more
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Officer.com
Chicago Police, Sheriff Team Up in Gang FightCHICAGO -- With the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chic
Chicago Police, Sheriff Team Up in Gang Fight
Officer.com / Posted 18 days ago
CHICAGO -- With the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chicago police and the Cook County Sheriff's Office announced plans Wednesday to team up on the West Side to combat gangs and remove illegal guns from the street. The... Read more
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WAND TV 17 Decatur
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangsCHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Offi
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangs
WAND TV 17 Decatur / Posted 18 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to target street gangs. In a news release, the police department says the two agencies are renewing a partnership on narcotics investigations, traffic... Read more
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WREX-TV Rockford
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangsCHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Offi
Chicago police, sheriff's department team up fight gangs
WREX-TV Rockford / Posted 18 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department and the Cook County Sheriff's Office are teaming up to target street gangs. In a news release, the police department says the two agencies are renewing a partnership on narcotics investigations, traffic... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago police, Cook County sheriff's office team up in gang fightWith the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chicago police
Chicago police, Cook County sheriff's office team up in gang fight
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 days ago
With the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chicago police and the Cook County Sheriff's Office announced plans Wednesday to team up on the West Side to combat gangs and remove illegal guns from the street. The partnership isn't... Read more
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The Pekin Daily Times
Illinois DCFS director says agency lost $40M in federal money due to unprocessed paperwork Posted Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM Posted Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM CHICAGO (AP
Illinois DCFS director says agency lost $40M in federal money due to unprocessed paperwork
The Pekin Daily Times / Posted 26 days ago
Posted Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM Posted Jan. 13, 2016 at 2:30 PM CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services likely lost out on... Read more
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The Champaign News-Gazette
Federal funds unclaimed by Illinois child welfare agencyCHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services likely l
Federal funds unclaimed by Illinois child welfare agency
The Champaign News-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services likely lost out on about $40 million in federal money in the last two years because it failed to process paperwork, according to acting director George Sheldon. "With the fiscal... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois child welfare agency left millions of federal dollars unclaimedIllinois child welfare officials forfeited tens of millions of federal dollars
Illinois child welfare agency left millions of federal dollars unclaimed
Chicago Tribune / Posted 26 days ago
Illinois child welfare officials forfeited tens of millions of federal dollars in recent years by failing to process basic paperwork, state authorities told the Tribune this week. After a monthslong bureaucratic effort fixed the lapses, $21.5... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Cook County Jail on lockdown after 18 percent of shift does not show up for workCook County Jail was placed on lockdown Tuesday, restricting the movement of in
Cook County Jail on lockdown after 18 percent of shift does not show up for work
Chicago Tribune / Posted 27 days ago
Cook County Jail was placed on lockdown Tuesday, restricting the movement of inmates, after 18 percent of workers on the day shift did not make it to work, officials said. The 142 correctional officers gave reasons ranging from illness and family... Read more
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