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  • District 207 fires coach in Maine West hazing scandal

     District 207 fires coach in Maine West hazing scandal
    Following a state-appointed hearing officer's recommendation, Maine Township High School District 207 leaders officially fired a former soccer coach and tenured teacher connected to hazing allegations at Maine West High School. Board members unanimously...
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  • Border agency removes its own chief of internal affairs

    The head of internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the federal government's largest law enforcement workforce, was removed from his post Monday amid criticism that he failed to investigate hundreds of allegations of inappropriate use...
  • Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge

     Elections board gives remap supporters leeway in ballot challenge
    Amid criticism that it was undermining an effort to change how Illinois' political maps are drawn, the Illinois State Board of Elections on Tuesday gave more leeway to the bipartisan group trying to get the measure on the November ballot. The Yes for...
  • Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
  • Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment

    Illinois elections board is rushing to kill a people power amendment
    Illinois voters would love the chance to grab the once-a-decade job of redrawing legislative boundaries from the politicians who have abused that process. Year after year, in poll after poll, support for giving that power to the people has been...
  • 13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections

    13 questions for the Illinois State Board of Elections
    The members of the Illinois State Board of Elections are awfully thin-skinned about seeing their names in boldfaced type on this page. Too bad. These political appointees are paid $37,571 a year ($58,441 for the chairman), plus expenses, to administer the...
  • 911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop

    911 recordings shed light on shooting of neighbors by off-duty cop
    Authorities have released audio recordings of 911 calls that shed light on what happened in the moments before an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot his 86-year-old neighbor and wounded the man's 91-year-old wife in April. The recordings...