THE WATCHDOGS: How did a 14-year-old boy with autism slip unnoticed by six CPS staffers into a school pool and drown? A Sun-Times-BGA investigation.
Gildardo Sierra quit as a Chicago cop after shootings led to a federal investigation, costly lawsuits — then got hired by suburban park police force.
Cook County Commissioner Peter Silvestri is cashing in on the fast-growing video gambling industry, as a sales agent for a video gambling firm.
Brown was elected to a fifth term as clerk despite a federal probe into her office’s hiring and promotion practices.
Allegations of discrimination in the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring and promotions have cost taxpayers nearly $92 million over the past nine years.
Many charter schools have been repeatedly late in passing along employee pension contributions to the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund.
The video gambling industry has poured money into campaign funds of Chicago, suburban officials, sometimes to the mayors who OK their liquor licenses.
While 77 percent of Illinois educators are women, public school districts are mostly run by men, who make up 72 percent of superintendents.
Prior to the suspension, John Bills’ pension for 2016 was estimated to be $111,800. So far, he’s been paid almost $550,000 since retiring in 2011.
For two years, the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund incorrectly calculated retirement benefits for 234 retirees, overpaying $2.78 million, records show.
Struggling municipal golf courses are turning to video poker and slot machines to make up for declining revenue, with mixed results, records show.
Since it opened in 2010, a bar in Burnham owned by the wife of a former politician in Calumet City has drawn more than 800 police calls.
Donald Trump saved an estimated $800,000 in property taxes over five years on his Trump Tower penthouse in Chicago thanks to a developers’ discount.