| Jul 4, 2014
| 5:15 AM
— A federal grand jury has issued a subpoena for emails of key players in Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled $54.5 million anti-violence program, including the former head of the program and two former ranking members of Quinn's administration....
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...
| Jun 10, 2014
Zombies are everywhere. On television, in the movies and on the docket of the Illinois Supreme Court.
A $10.1 billion verdict against cigarette-maker Philip Morris USA has come back to life after it was overturned about nine years ago. The class-...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:22 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence grant program faced renewed criticism by lawmakers on Wednesday who spent hours largely rehashing a scathing audit as they seek more detail on how and why it was put in place....
| May 4, 2014
Deadlocked in a tough campaign in September 2010, Gov. Pat Quinn launched a $55 million anti-violence grant program, doling out money to groups on the South Side and south suburbs, home to core Democratic voters.
Weeks later, Quinn piled up a 500,000-...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:22 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s troubled $55 million anti-violence program is now the subject of a third inquiry, this time by a panel of state lawmakers who want answers on what went wrong.
The blow dealt by legislators from...
| May 3, 2014
| 12:42 AM
The Chicago Tribune won 16 Peter Lisagor Awards for outstanding journalism Friday night in a competition sponsored by the Chicago Headline Club.
The Tribune's investigative series “Cook County Justice,” written by reporters Cynthia Dizikes...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:51 PM
Cook County and federal prosecutors today sought records from another state agency in their ongoing investigation of Gov. Pat Quinn’s embattled anti-violence grant program.
Officials with the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:29 AM
SPRINGFIELD — A state audit released today criticizes the spending and management practices of a $55 million, taxpayer-funded anti-violence program for Chicago and Cook County that Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn launched in 2010 as he was engaged in a...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Had she been one year older, a 14-year-old Mundelein girl accused of fatally stabbing her 11-year-old sister would automatically have faced murder charges as an adult under Illinois law.
But because the suspect is younger than 15, Lake County's top...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:54 PM
Top Chicago school authorities are working on new strategies to address the city's crushing pattern of elementary grade absenteeism and truancy.
Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett is hoping to build on initiatives that have shown success in Baltimore, New...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:08 PM
Singer Chris Brown has checked into rehab a day after his appearance in a Washington, D.C., court over an assault charge that could have implications for his probation in Los Angeles.
"Chris Brown has elected to enter a rehab facility," a representative...