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Crime Prevention

Chicago Tribune Finds 27,000 Illinois Residents Failed to Surrender Firearms or Account for Firearms After FOID Card Was Revoked

85 The Chicago Tribune dataviz team recently completed and published an analysis of Illinois State Police and U.S. Census Bureau data related to FOID revocations, and discovered that as many as 27,000 residents of Illinois […]

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Gov

Cook County State’s Attorney Joe Magats Defends Dropping Jussie Smollett Charges; and What Is Obama Asst. Tina Tchen Involvement?

125 Cook County State`s Attorney office defended its decision to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, but a cloud of controversy surrounds the case (WGN’s Patrick Elwood reports). First Assistant State’s Attorney Joe Magats […]

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Biz

Is Journalism Dead Yet? Will the Next Ten Years Be the Halcyon Era for State and Local Political Corruption?

43 [WARNING: Some bleeped out graphic language/Total time 20 minutes.] Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: The newspaper industry is suffering. That’s bad news for journalists — both real and fictional. John Oliver analyzes the […]

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CRIME BLOG

Door-to-Door Solicitor Admits Lying About Being Hersey Student; Soliciting Crew Implies Arlington Heights Solicitor Ordinance and License Has No Authority

404 Arlington Heights police responded about 5:22 PM Friday to a report of a misleading businesses practice by solicitors and failure to comply with the requirement to provide a solicitor’s permit ID in the area […]