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  • Batavia, Geneva residents demand action on energy contract

    Batavia, Geneva residents demand action on energy contract
    About 60 Batavia and Geneva residents concerned about their cities' investment in a Southern Illinois coal mine gathered Tuesday night in a church basement to brainstorm ideas on how to call attention to what they consider is a rotten deal for their...
  • How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?

    How often do CTA officials ride the CTA?
    If you were given an unlimited-use Ventra card for free, how often would you ride the CTA? If you're CTA board chairman Terry Peterson, the answer would be 17 times in eight months. If you're veteran CTA board member Alejandro Silva, it would be five...
  • CBS To Air Recording of Woman Minutes Before Her Murder

    CBS' "48 Hours" will be airing parts of a chilling voice recording of a woman pleading for her life just before she was murdered. In 2012, New York lawyer Jason Bohn killed girlfriend and Weight Watchers exec Danielle Thomas in their apartment by...
  • Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan

    Report: Poor planning led to River Forest diplomat's death in Afghanistan
    A U.S. mission to deliver books to a school in Afghanistan that ended in the death of a young foreign service officer from River Forest was plagued by poor planning that “failed at all levels,” according to a scathing Army report obtained by...
  • Release of White House email stirs up a new controversy over Benghazi

    A newly released email has again put President Obama and his senior aides on the defensive for their response to the 2012 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national...
  • Children's Deaths Reveal DCF Shortcomings

    The April deaths of 2-month-old Adore Daniels and 5-month-old Bradly Davis White are fading from the news, and they should not. The Department of Children and Families failed those two children, and their deaths must prompt action by state officials and...
  • Restore Some Limited Access To Homicide Evidence

    In Connecticut horror does not befoul Newtown alone. No, as much or more, it degrades Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford and our other tumultuous inner cities. Despite the catastrophic day at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, murder most regularly happens where...
  • Report criticizes response to complaints against Border Patrol agents

    A report this week from the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center accuses federal officials of failing to act in a timely manner on abuse complaints against Border Patrol agents — in some cases coming to no resolution more...
  • $526,568: Community Education

    Editor's note: This is part of an everyday series exploring individual line items in state and local budgets. Read the entire series at www.dailypress.com/watchdog. GLOUCESTER — Holding the line on spending was a theme of the Board of...
  • Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show

    Border Patrol agents rarely disciplined in abuse cases, records show
    In April 2011, a Border Patrol agent was ordered to undergo counseling after an immigrant filed a formal complaint charging that the agent had slammed the man's head against a rock near Tucson. In August of that year, an immigrant who was arrested...
  • Beating the dead horse called Benghazi

    WASHINGTON -- After endlessly trying to repeal and replace "Obamacare," the GOP has come up empty-handed. The health-care law appears to be gaining more public acceptance. So congressional Republicans are doing what they can to revive another old hobby...
  • Daily drama of school lunch: This mom is ready to pack it in

    Daily drama of school lunch: This mom is ready to pack it in
    Fifty more to go. One hundred and seventy six school days multiplied by two kids equals 352 lunches to pack, which means a whole lot of mornings spent wallowing in defeat. We're in the home stretch now, with a mere five weeks of school left. I may...