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Taxpayers doll out unnecessary cash for politicians to fly downstate


A person can fly roundtrip from Chicago to Springfield next week for a little over $200. So, why are Illinois taxpayers spending nearly five times that amount to fly politicians and bureaucrats the same route? More>>

New taxpayer built park in Stickney unavailable to the public Pt. 2


One day after FOX 32’s story about a pricey park that taxpayers paid for, but can't use, leaders of the agency that built the park scrambled to avoid answering questions. More>>

New taxpayer built park in Stickney unavailable to the public


With summer finally here, perhaps you'd like to take your family out to the park. Well, here's a story about a beautiful new park that you paid for, but you'll never be able to use. More>>

Are Riverdale's elected officials living lavishly with taxpayer dollars?


There's a lot the Riverdale Park District doesn't have. For instance, a swimming pool. However, one thing they do have is a credit card for the elected officials who run the park district. More>>

Is the mayor of Bellwood breaking rules on the campaign trail?


It's one of the most important rules in politics and government: you can't use taxpayer dollars to help your political campaign. More>>

Are Village Officials in Summit misusing taxpayer dollars?


If you find yourself needing a loan, you'd probably go to a bank. However, Village Officials in Southwest Suburban Summit found another way to get some fast cash -- from taxpayers. More>>

Fmr. asssistant state's attorney faces ARDC investigation


Despite the video, Sarah Naughton was acquitted in a criminal trial. However now, she is facing a different judgment – this time from her peers. More>>

'Road to nowhere' gets repaved; money well spent?


It's been months since the last snowflake fell, but Chicago residents are still hitting potholes that make your teeth chatter. Which is why one Southside resident was puzzled when construction crews began repaving a road that virtually no one uses.

Top DNR official resigns after FOX 32 investigation


A deputy director at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources resigned Thursday just hours after FOX 32 confronted DNR officials with evidence that he needed a gone fishin' sign on his door last summer, while he was claiming to be sick. More>>

Victim`s groups furious after backlogged rape kits damaged Video included


FOX 32 has uncovered new information about the rape kits discovered last February, gathering dust in a police station in south suburban Robbins. More>>

State Police investigating Frank Cupello and possible voter fraud

Updated: Apr 04, 2012 20:28 PM CDT

Cook County State's Attorney Investigator Frank Cupello wasn't interested in talking to us when we stopped by his home in Kildeer last February, wanting to know how he was able to live in this affluent area of Lake County for nearly two decades, yet vote in West Suburban Elmwood Park, 26 miles from his home, using his parent's address. More>>

Man says state trooper extorted him to get gun

Updated: Apr 30, 2012 18:45 PM CDT

Did a state trooper try to shakedown a man in order to get his gun? 

Cook County State's Attorney Investigator spends hours at cigar shop on government time


An investigator with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office has stepped down after FOX Chicago News and the Better Government Association found him spending hours during his work day hanging out at a cigar shop. More>>

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