It’s how the laws are written, and trafficking is hard to prove. A follow-up report to “How Chicago gets its guns.”
THE WATCHDOGS: As legislators who also were Chicago cops, Edward Acevedo and Antonio Munoz helped change state law to give themselves police pensions.
WATCHDOGS: Reputed West Side gang boss — now facing charges in 6 killings — sent guard to hospital, escaped punishment, records show.
THE WATCHDOGS: The Chicago Police Department ordered a bloody mattress where a cop’s body was found hauled to a dump even before an autopsy was done.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has dropped his effort to fire a cop with a history of disciplinary problems who tested positive for Oxycodone.
Around Wrigley Field, bars and restaurants compete for customers. But when it comes to property taxes, they operate on an uneven playing field.
THE WATCHDOGS: Melrose Park limits assault weapons, but on-duty cops raffled off an AR-15-style rifle at the Taste of Melrose Park festival.
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.
Nearly 400 Chicago cops were investigated by the Chicago Police Department from 1997 to 2014 for alcohol or drug use, a Sun-Times analysis finds.
THE WATCHDOGS: Indicted former Teamsters boss John T. Coli Sr. now facing scrutiny over union deals that paid his son’s law firm millions of dollars.
THE WATCHDOGS: The number of city workers making more than Emanuel’s was up from 26 in a similar review by the Sun-Times in 2015.
THE WATCHDOGS: It’s one more irregularity in a case the FBI has been investigating for months.
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office has suddenly dropped the criminal case against Joseph Baskins, the robbery suspect, without explanation.
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says he turned to consultants he’s worked with before because he needed help from “skilled experts.”
Errant driver’s close calls with three planes were among 90 airfield mishaps at O’Hare Airport since the start of 2015, records show.