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Operative in Mexican drug cartel appears in Chicago court

A high-ranking operative in Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel appeared in a federal court in Chicago to face conspiracy charges

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Sexual harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed
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Sexual harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed

Judge in federal court in Chicago dismisses a sexual harassment lawsuit that tanked the political career of former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford

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Field Museum to determine identities of lions on display

Chicago Field Museum scientists trying to figure out if mix-up occurred when researchers identified two lions that ate about 35 railroad workers in colonial Kenya in the 1890s

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Indiana deputy does Heimlich maneuver on choking motorist

A northwestern Indiana sheriff's deputy performed the Heimlich maneuver to save a motorist during a routine traffic stop

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IDOT administrator cited for illegal hiring of neighbor

The Executive Inspector General has found that an Illinois Department of Transportation administrator violated conflict-of-interest and merit-hiring rules in the hiring of her next-door neighbor as fleet manager in 2014

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Veteran Chicago police officer cited for 62 rule violations

Report: Longtime Chicago police officer cited for more than 60 rule violations, including posting insensitive racial and religious comments on Facebook

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Judge swears in new US attorney for northern Illinois

A federal judge has sworn in John Lausch as the new U.S. attorney for northern Illinois

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Former Chicago cop charged with fleeing after arrest

A former Chicago police sergeant who was arrested nearly 15 years after he fled rather than face drug and conspiracy now faces another charge against him: Failing to appear in court

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Jury convicts Illinois paramedic of stealing fentanyl

A federal jury has convicted a southern Illinois paramedic on charges he stole fentanyl and left tampered vials that could have been used on patients

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Chicago Transit Authority proposes train, bus fare increases

The Chicago Transit Authority has proposed increasing bus and train fares by 25 cents in 2018 under its budget proposal