THE WATCHDOGS: You can read the FBI’s reports on the deaths of two Chicago cops, Sgt. Donald Markham and his wife Officer Dina Markham, here.
THE WATCHDOGS: FBI files, other records obtained by the Sun-Times call into question Chicago Police Department finding that sergeant killed himself.
The move to “debar” Jewel’s Bus Co. comes a year and a half after federal prosecutors charged owner Jewel Lockhart with tax evasion.
THE WATCHDOGS: 15 employees of Court Clerk Dorothy Brown and their family members gave her campaign contributions within 6 months of getting promoted.
Judge: U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush must give up 15 percent of his congressional salary to begin repaying more than $1 million he owes on a delinquent loan.
THE WATCHDOGS: The FAA took the unusual step of issuing the city of Chicago a “warning letter” on weather-related mishaps at O’Hare in 2016 and 2015.
THE WATCHDOGS: A banker is found dead, the bank is shut down, and a lawyer for the banker’s widow suspects he was embezzling.
THE WATCHDOGS: Kratom, a supplement that mimics the effect of opioids, is widely available, cheap — and linked to nine deaths in Cook County.
Parents and community activists called on CPS Monday to cancel a vote set for Wednesday on permanently closing Englewood’s four high schools.
THE WATCHDOGS: Some of the community support CPS officials cite to close Englewood’s 4 high schools, build a new one has come from outside Englewood.
THE WATCHDOGS: CTA, Metra and Union Pacific, which operates several routes for Metra, disciplined more than two dozen workers over train-speeding.
THE WATCHDOGS: Nine months after Ald. Edward M. Burke pushed for a city tax subsidy for Vienna Beef, he got a new client: Vienna Beef.
Lipinski cited an investigation by ProPublica Illinois and the Chicago Sun-Times that detailed the transactions.
THE WATCHDOGS: In 2017, the Chicago Police Department solved 114 of the 650 murders that occurred in that same year — just 17.5 percent.