THE WATCHDOGS: What did 1,817 TV, movie and commercial productions do to earn millions in tax breaks from the state of Illinois? Officials won’t say.
THE WATCHDOGS: Before he testifies in a 2012 murder case, Dr. John E. Cavanaugh’s findings will be reviewed by two pathologists.
THE WATCHDOGS: A clout-heavy company hired a convicted child-sexual predator to park cars on a Chicago Public Schools lot near Wrigley Field.
THE WATCHDOGS: Some of President Donald Trump’s Chicago connections likely to be spotlighted as former campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes on trial.
City Hall wants to punish owner of parking lot — hit for parking cars on city land for years without rent — for failing to meet settlement terms.
THE WATCHDOGS: Ex-top Cook County medical examiner’s deputy, fired after a review found he botched autopsies, is now under scrutiny in Indianapolis.
THE WATCHDOGS: Movie studio exec went on spending spree while helping feds build extortion case against longtime Teamsters union boss John Coli Sr.
THE WATCHDOGS: Faced with medical examiner’s routine failure to visit death scenes, county board prez Toni Preckwinkle moves to drop that requirement.
THE WATCHDOGS: Feds told Cinespace chief he could go to prison for as long as five years — or cooperate in undercover probe of Teamsters boss.
THE WATCHDOGS: Man’s assault conviction for shooting his girlfriend didn’t affect his new job with the Cook County medical examiner — or promotion.
THE WATCHDOGS: Powerful Ald. Edward M. Burke’s law firm had worked for Trump for 12 years, winning property tax cuts totaling more than $14 million.
THE WATCHDOGS: Cop under investigation after girlfriend shoots herself with his gun after he allegedly says, “You should go use that one on yourself.”
THE WATCHDOGS: Here’s another case of Mayor Rahm Emanuel letting businesses keep city work past contract length, at times with no-bid extensions.
THE WATCHDOGS: The medical examiner’s office is reviewing each of the 218 cases that fired pathologist Dr. John E. Cavanaugh handled.