A Cook County judge sentenced Fernando Lopez to four years in prison, but Lopez will be credited for 1,142 days spent on electronic monitoring.
THE WATCHDOGS: The number of minority applicants to be Chicago cops is on the rise — but white recruits are still being hired at a greater pace.
Months after an Ald. Edward Burke fund-raiser for Kim Foxx’s state’s attorney’s run, her office OKed $2 million in tax refunds for a Burke client.
THE WATCHDOGS: An FBI expert found the circumstances of Sgt. Donald Markham’s mysterious death “are inconsistent with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.”
THE WATCHDOGS: Someone shot to death in Chicago these days is likely to have been hit with nearly twice as many bullets as victims 25 years were.
Employees from U.S. nuclear power plants filed nearly 700 complaints in recent years. The federal agency overseeing the plants found no wrongdoing.
Cop-relatives of 2 Melrose Park police bosses faced trouble, one for barreling after pedestrian in SUV, other for accidentally firing gun in bathroom.
THE WATCHDOGS: After meeting with the FBI, Cook County medical examiner standing by suicide ruling in Chicago cop’s 2015 death.
THE WATCHDOGS: Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for investors to bankroll billions in public works projects hasn’t raised a dime, has cost over $5 million.
“You’ve never passed a budget,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, referring to the Gov. Bruce Rauner. “Don’t be throwing stones.”
A WATCHDOGS FOLLOW-UP REPORT: Company to pay $180,000 for parking cars for years on lots city of Chicago owns near United Center.
The beginning of the end for Forrest Claypool came nearly two years ago. What the Chicago schools CEO did that cost him his $250,000 job.
THE WATCHDOGS: Riders who nod off on the L sometimes wake up on an empty train in a rail yard, missed by CTA employees clearing trains.
In a 13-page memo to the Chicago Board of Education, CPS Inspector General Nicholas Schuler recommended the board fire CPS CEO Forrest Claypool.
Emanuel said there are “two sides to every story” and Claypool “deserves the right to be heard” in response to the inspector general’s report.