December 17, 2013 (CHICAGO) - Fraught with problems and holes - that's how Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart describes the system for conducting background checks for concealed carry gun permits in Illinois.
December 17, 2013 (CHICAGO) - Former Mayor Richard M. Daley's nephew Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko had been drinking for eight hours before he punched David Koschman in the head during a drunken encounter on Division Street, prosecutors said in court papers Monday.
December 17, 2013 (CHICAGO) - South Side Ald. Leslie Hairston said she was "shocked" to learn that one of her employees was charged with stealing a woman's $3,000 mink coat earlier this month from an event attended by her staff.
December 17, 2013 (CHICAGO) - A dental hygienist was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday after admitting she drunkenly slammed her van into a couple and killed them as they changed a tire on the Southwest Side earlier this year.