These are stories of the lives Chicago lost last weekend, the bloodiest all year in a city that’s become all too well known for violence.
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: Martin Cabrera Jr. helped broker $3.6 million in city grants to The Federal Savings Bank run by Stephen M. Calk, bank lent him $700K.
CPS officials said they’d begin debarment proceedings against Camelot, which runs six alternative schools in CPS for about 560 students.
THE WATCHDOGS: Some of President Donald Trump’s Chicago connections likely to be spotlighted as former campaign chairman Paul Manafort goes on trial.
THE WATCHDOGS: Lee Anglin on his ties to ex-Ald. Edward Vrdolyak and mob boss James Marcello, life in prison and his plan to repay investors millions.
THE WATCHDOGS: Despite “zero-tolerance” crackdown, CTA bus, L operators keep yakking on cellphones while working, seldom face firing even after crash.
In more than three years on the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, Peter Fisher has voted against parole 160 times and in favor just once.
THE WATCHDOGS: Stephen M. Calk made the maximum contribution around time his Federal Savings Bank gave $16M in loans to ex-Trump campaign chairman.
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: How Latin Kings leader Rudy “Kato” Rangel Jr., memorialized by DMX, at heart of what could be Chicago’s biggest gang trial, was killed.
THE WATCHDOGS: Ex-top Cook County medical examiner’s deputy, fired after a review found he botched autopsies, is now under scrutiny in Indianapolis.