Chicago Police Car
Creative Commons/Arvell Dorsey Jr.
January 16, 2016

Emanuel: Chicago Needs To ‘Root Out The Cancer’ Of Police Abuse

A day after the release of a video of a shooting of a black Chicago teenager by a white police officer, the city released documents related to the 2013 incident. Meanwhile, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the city's ongoing police shooting scandal at an annual breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday. 


Gov. Bruce Rauner spoke Thursday with members of the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.
Brian Mackey/WUIS
January 14, 2016

Governor ‘Guarantees’ Criminal Justice Reform Push

Governor Bruce Rauner endorsed the work of his criminal justice commission Thursday.  He also made an unusual statement on prisons.  Rauner says he won't let the commissioners' endorsements gather dust. 


McLean County Board Chairman Matt Sorensen
McLean County
January 05, 2016

McLean County Board Chair Indicted

McLean County Board Chairman Matt Sorensen was named in a federal court indictment Monday, accusing him of conspiring with an outside consulting firm to defraud State Farm Insurance.  He allegedly kept more than $370,000 for work that was never performed.


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