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  A Cook County jury awarded $2.5 million to a former Chicago State University lawyer who claimed he was fired for reporting improprieties to the Illinois attorney general.

Jury awards $2.5 million in Chicago State lawsuit

Updated: 2/27/2014 06:07 PM

  An Illinois pollution panel is gathering public input on proposed rules that would require stricter monitoring of groundwater near coal-ash ponds throughout the state.

Pollution panel weighing new rules for coal ash

Updated: 2/27/2014 06:06 PM

  The Illinois Senate has approved a proposal making it illegal to display what some are calling “revenge porn.” The bill would make it a felony to post sexual material of another person on the Internet without their consent. It would be...

State Senate passes ‘revenge porn’ bill

Updated: 2/27/2014 06:04 PM

  Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says teachers who refuse to administer an annual standardized test next week will be disciplined. Chicago Teachers Union Vice President Jesse Sharkey is calling Byrd-Bennett’s stance...

Teachers boycotting test will be disciplined

Updated: 2/27/2014 06:02 PM

  Guards at one of the nation’s largest jails systematically engage in “sadistic violence and brutality” against inmates, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed on Thursday. But an official responsible for overseeing...

Lawsuit alleges ‘sadistic violence’ at Cook County jail

Updated: 2/27/2014 07:12 PM

  Leasing property to a possible new charter school and implementing sweeping changes to the city’s code are on Saturday’s agenda for a marathon special meeting of the Elgin City Council’s committee of the whole. It is scheduled...

Charter school, code changes on Elgin’s agenda Saturday

Updated: 2/27/2014 05:51 PM

  Administrators in Hawthorn Elementary District 73 will receive a 3-percent raise next year and a similar amount for a second year. Historically, these have been one-year contracts but the board wanted to "show a commitment to our administrators,"...

Dist. 73 board OKs 3-percent raises for administrators

Updated: 2/27/2014 05:14 PM

  James M. Kaczmarek, 22, of Algonquin, was charged Wednesday with battery, according to a police report. The victim, who was driving a vehicle inside a parking garage at 95 Symphony Way, Elgin, said Kaczmarek ran into the path of the vehicle and...

Fox Valley police reports

Updated: 2/27/2014 04:42 PM

  Nearly 300 brave souls are set to brave the icy waters of Twin Lakes in Palatine for charity Sunday during the annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Dan Conley, area 18 director of Special Olympics Illinois, said the group hopes to raise more...

Hundreds to brave icy waters at Palatine plunge

Updated: 2/27/2014 04:36 PM

  Thirty-three kindergartners from the afternoon and morning classes at Rockland School in Libertyville listened to professionals who talked about their jobs during the annual Kindergarten Career Fair Day on Thursday.

Libertyville kindergartners learn about careers

Updated: 2/27/2014 04:29 PM

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