| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle has appointed a new county medical examiner.
Dr. Stephen Cina is currently the Associate Medical Director and Chief Administrative Officer of the University of Miami`s tissue bank.
If approved by the Board of...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 5:56 AM
Last week, Georgia Bell promised her 16-year-old grandson that she would visit him in the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center on Saturday.
But just as the 62-year-old Gresham woman was preparing to leave her home, where Terry Bell Jr. had lived since...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 9:42 AM
A troubled Cook County program put faulty camera equipment in police cars, wasting perhaps millions of federal dollars, the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general said in an audit released this morning.
Sen. Mark Kirk and U.S. Rep. Michael...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:41 AM
The nation's top immigration official has written a stern warning to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle about her policy that allowed Saul Chavez to skip bail and run out on felony charges.
"This ordinance undermines public safety in Cook...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 1:20 PM
Americans believe in second chances, but a WGN investigation reveals this probably wasn’t the kind of second chance most people had in mind. The story begins with Chicago’s infamous “Operation Incubator” and the man who got...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Tammy Duckworth, preparing for her second run for Congress, is hiring polling, media and direct mail firms for a highly anticipated race against Raja Krishnamoorthi in the newly drawn 8th Congressional District.
The new 8th District, located in the...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 3:23 PM
In a potential shift in attitude, Chicago police may begin issuing citations to people caught with small amounts of marijuana instead of locking them up and booking them, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today.
The superintendent’s remarks...
| Aug 20, 2011
| 7:00 AM
5 - 6 a.m. The Morning Show with Orion Samuelson and Max Armstrong
5:10 a.m. What is it like to have the President of the United States visit your company in a small rural Illinois community? You’ll find out when Orion visits with Bill Wyffels...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 12:23 PM
I really despise the term “variety show” with all its kitschy “Sonny and Cher,” “Captain & Tenille” and “Carol Burnett Show” connotations. But how else to describe this week’s Chicago Live! lineup?...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Saying she was "disturbed and discouraged and disappointed," Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle promised to "overhaul" the medical examiner's office -- and fire some workers -- because of crowded conditions in the morgue.
"I've been as...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:52 AM
With Metra's biggest-ever fare hikes taking effect today, some riders may be wondering, "What about that old 10-ride ticket I have in my wallet?"
Answer: Ten-ride tickets purchased before Nov. 12, 2011, are good for one year from the date of sale stamped...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:31 PM
On January 18, Chicago didn’t have a single murder or shooting. That was so unusual -- first time it had happened in nearly a year -- that the Police Department put out a statement letting everyone know what a great day it was.
The rest of...