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  • Feds subpoena emails in Quinn anti-violence fund inquiry

    Feds subpoena emails in Quinn anti-violence fund inquiry
    — 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....
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    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...
  • 'Light' cigarette case comes back to life

    'Light' cigarette case comes back to life
    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-...
  • Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program

    Quinn taking it on chin in audit hearing over troubled grant program
    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....
  • Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election

    Federal probe threatens Quinn's re-election
    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-...
  • Lawmakers deal Quinn blow on troubled grant program

    Lawmakers deal Quinn blow on troubled grant program
    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...
  • Chicago Tribune wins 16 Lisagor awards

    Chicago Tribune wins 16 Lisagor awards
    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...
  • New subpoena for records on Quinn's anti-violence program

    New subpoena for records on Quinn's anti-violence program
    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,...
  • State audit criticizes Quinn anti-violence program

    State audit criticizes Quinn anti-violence program
    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...
  • Teen accused of killing sister could be tried as adult

    Teen accused of killing sister could be tried as adult
    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...
  • Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis

    Chicago officials try to tackle K-8 grade truancy crisis
    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...
  • Chris Brown checks into rehab after D.C. assault charge reduced

    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...