Shootings and heroin overdose city maps overlap

CHICAGO (AP) _ Maps released by the Chicago Police Department show shootings and ambulance runs for heroin overdoses on the city’s West Side overlap almost exactly. Police analysts reviewed 2016 Chicago Fire Department calls for opioid overdoses

Governor vetoed public employee pension program legislation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to overhaul a Chicago public employee pension program. The Republican vetoed the measure Friday. He says it creates a “fiscal cliff” that will boost taxes beginning in

Study finds huge decrease in number of stops

CHICAGO (AP) _ A study of the Chicago Police Department’s stop-and-frisk procedures reveals a dramatic decrease in the number of stops. The drop is since the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois found officers were targeting blacks

Governor says state employment vendor was hacked

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The governor’s office says about 1.4 million Illinois job seekers are affected after one of the state’s employment security agency vendors was hacked. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office said Friday afternoon that the