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Quinn: Tighter controls after Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead


The state of Illinois is trying to recoup roughly $12 million its Medicaid program paid in medical services for dead recipients. More>>

High school dropout turned teacher heads program aimed to keep kids in school


45 years ago, Bill Palmer dropped out of Barrington High School. Now, he's teaching there, in the "Alternative Pathways" program, helping to make sure other students don't follow the same path. More>>

Suburban Chicago woman awarded $14M in Yasmin case


A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin. More>>

5 dead, 13 wounded in shootings since Friday evening


Five people have been killed and at least 13 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. More>>

Gov. Quinn backs state spending for Obama library


Gov. Pat Quinn is throwing his support behind a proposal to spend $100 million in state funds to sweeten Chicago's bid for the Obama presidential library and museum. More>>

Two teens killed in double homicide


Two teenagers were found shot and killed in an apparent double homicide Saturday morning in the South Chicago neighborhood. More>>

Passenger shot during Northwest Side car chase


A woman sitting in the passenger seat of a minivan was shot Saturday morning while the driver was being pursued by people in another car. More>>

Woman dies after being pulled from Lake Michigan


A woman died after she was pulled from Lake Michigan downtown Friday night. More>>

Man found shot to death in West Town


A man was found shot to death inside a crashed vehicle in the West Town neighborhood early Saturday. More>>

Driver cited after truck hits store, injures 5 Video included


A crash sent a pickup careening into a storefront, pinning a shopper and injuring a total of five people Friday afternoon in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. More>>

Ill. unemployment remains 3rd highest, despite five-year drop Video included


Unemployment in Illinois last month dropped to the lowest level in five years, though it remained 3rd highest of any state. More>>

McCarthy, City ask court to reverse HR board`s decision, reject CPD applicants


Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is asking a court to overturn a city Board of Human Resources ruling allowing three people to become police officers. More>>

Tough winter leaves behind garbage `eyesore` on I-290 Video included


Nothing says spring like trash on the road. The snow is gone, and the garbage is left. The complaints have been fast and furious. More>>

Food Depository recognizes homeless shelter volunteer Video included


Sometimes everybody needs a helping hand. But sometimes those people are giving back while they are getting help. More>>

Honda launches animated anti-texting video

In order to bring the more awareness to not texting and driving, Honda created a new public service announcement that's different than many of the ones you've probably seen. More>>

Illinois approved for No Child Left Behind waiver


Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law. More>>

Quinn grants 43 clemency requests


ov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. More>>

Teen dies after being pulled from Crystal Lake pond Video included


A 15-year-old boy was in a pond for more than 90 minutes Thursday night before divers were able to find him and pull him from the water in northwest suburban Crystal Lake. More>>

Cook County issues 1,000th gay marriage license


Cook County has issued its 1,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple. More>>

Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois


Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois. More>>

St. Charles massage parlor worker charged with prostitution


A west suburban woman working at a massage parlor was arrested on a prostitution charge Thursday. More>>

Man accused of Facebook sexual assaults to stand trial


A Chicago man accused of sexually assaulting women he met online is expected to stand trial Friday. More>>

Police find 'missing statue' wasn't really missing


The Chicago Police Department was investigating the disappearance of the Irv Kupcinetstatue when they learned the statue was not missing after all. The Chicago Police Department began the investigation More>>

Way of the Cross marks Good Friday in Chicago


Good Friday is the most somber day of the year for Christians, when they mark the crucifixion and death of Jesus. More>>

Man charged in attack of senior citizen on train


A Chicago man has been charged with attacking a senior citizen on a CTA Yellow Line train in Skokie last month. More>>

Police adding bikes to foot patrols in effort to curb violence Video included


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy will address the public Friday morning regarding Operation Impact. More>>

Recipe: Key lime pie cookie cups Video included


Jocelyn Delk Adams of the baking blog Grandbaby Cakes joined us on Good Day Chicago to show us how to make delicious key lime pie cookie cups. More>>

Naperville squad car gets stuck atop boulder near Taco Bell


And you thought you were having a bad day. More>>

Illinois may have connection to Missouri highway shootings


Police in Kansas City say they have arrested a man believed to be responsible for a series of highway shootings in the area. More>>

Report: Number of single moms in US doubles


A recent report shows the number of babies born to unmarried mothers has more than doubled since the 1980s. More>>

Boy, 12, shot on far South Side Thursday night


Chicago Police are investigating after a 12-year-old boy was shot on the city's far South Side Thursday night. More>>

Tinder causing concern among parents Video included


Fox 32's Tisha Lewis reports, on a scale between 1 and 10, Naperville police rate the problem of dating sites being used by underage students in school an eight. More>>

Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners. More>>

Mystery surrounds pension fund in Stone Park Video included


Gritty Stone Park doesn't seem like the kind of place where you would find magic, but amazingly the entire Village Board vanished when FOX 32 News started asking questions about its pension fund. More>>

New Jordan kicks revealed


Michael Jordan said his new shoes are like a Ferrari, in the sense that they cost a lot of money. More>>

Orange Line construction to disrupt weekend service


Service at the Halsted and Roosevelt Orange Line station will be temporarily suspended over the course of five different weekends starting Friday. More>>

Funding for Illinois school education under fire Video included


Chicago, the suburbs and downstate fight fiercely over school funding every year in the State Capitol. However, they all agree on this: it's a lousy way to divvy up the money. More>>

Pastor with religious message carries cross through Lakeview Video included


A Chicago minister is taking a unique approach to Lent, carrying a cross through his neighborhood talking to people about God. The lunch-time walks started on Ash Wednesday, March 5th. More>>

Environmental groups file suit to halt Illiana Tollway project


A pair of environmental groups are suing to halt development on the proposed Illiana Tollway, claiming state authorities haven't received the necessary approval for the project they claim will expose the region to "environmental devastation." More>>

Chipotle to Hike Prices Amid Higher Beef, Avocado Costs


Chipotle (CMG) is raising prices across its menu of Mexican-style food for the first time in three years, after a surge in beef and avocado prices lifted food costs in the first quarter. More>>

Group searching for site to put George Lucas museum


Mayor Emanuel announced members of the task force that will assist in the process of exploring a potential site for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum. More>>

Suit: Chicago, Glenview cops lied under oath


A 23-year-old man filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming his constitutional rights were violated after several police officers lied under oath during a hearing at a Cook County courthouse. More>>

Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum Video included

An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago. More>>

Study: Men with unique beards found more attractive


Men who have beards should keep notice of surrounding beard styles in society in order to do the opposite and look their best, a new study suggests. More>>

Sneak peek into the revitalization of Jackson Park


Chicago has more exciting park news. More>>

$6M renovation for Illinois Math and Science Academy dorms


Residence halls at the Illinois Math and Science Academy in west suburban Aurora will see a major facelift. More>>

Gov. Quinn announces $23M in funding for Chicago-area road projects


Gov. Pat Quinn announced nearly $23 million in funding Thursday for construction projects in Cook, DuPage, Lake and McHenry counties. More>>

Police: Two Boys found after mother abducted them from SW Side Video included


Police have located two boys and their mother in eastern Wisconsin after the mother took them from the Southwest Side Wednesday night. More>>

Northwestern responds to union


Northwestern University released a statement Thursday in response to the union hoping to represent Northwestern football players. More>>

Semi driver released after hit and run that killed boy, 12 Video included


A young boy was killed in a hit-and-run crash with a semi truck Wednesday afternoon in northwest Indiana. More>>

Lake Station mayor, wife charged with stealing from city


The mayor of Lake Station, Ind. and his wife surrendered to authorities Thursday morning at the Hammond Federal Courthouse. More>>

Teen charged after man shot, robbed in Washington Heights


A 17-year-old boy has been charged with shooting and robbing a man last month in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side. More>>

Consumers warned of fake Boston bombing charities


The Better Business Bureau is warning people about charity scams related to last year's Boston Marathon bombings as the 2014 race approaches. More>>

Locals celebrate National Kite Month Video included


April is National Kite Month, a flying sign that we're escaping the cold grasp of one of the worst winters in Chicago history. More>>

Teen charged as adult in 14 year old's shooting


A 14-year-old boy was shot multiple times Wednesday evening in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. More>>

Blackhawks chairman funds Northwestern performing arts center


Chicago Blackhawks chairman William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz and his wife announced they will create an endowment fund that will fund student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern. More>>

Police searching for man who attacked senior citizen


Police are searching for a man who reportedly attacked a senior citizen on a CTA yellow line train in March. More>>

Two Waukegan officers injured during couple's fight


Two police officers were injured early Wednesday when they responded to a call of a couple fighting in north suburban Waukegan. More>>

4 students charged for sexual assault of girl, 15


Four students from Woodstock are facing charges for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. Police officials say the boys assaulted the girl at a Christmas and New Year's Eve party in December. Officials More>>

CTA moving forward with red line improvements Video included


More improvements are coming to Chicago's transit system. More>>

IIT Hackathon winners aim to change campus life Video included


Just imagine – you're confined to a room for one day and the goal is to create something, anything, that could change life on campus for college students in Chicago and beyond. More>>

New report: Taxpayers owe $56B in unfunded retiree health care costs Video included


A new study forecasts that health insurance for retired state employees will cost billions of dollars more than previously thought. More>>

Bloomingdale Trail: Innovative project takes parks to new heights Video included


The Bloomingdale Rail Line was designed to keep people and trains safe by separating them. Now, what was once a barrier between communities will bring them together. More>>

  • InvestigationsMore>>

  • Mystery surrounds pension fund in Stone Park

    Mystery surrounds pension fund in Stone Park

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:38 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:38:18 GMT
    Gritty Stone Park doesn't seem like the kind of place where you would find magic, but amazingly the entire Village Board vanished when FOX 32 News started asking questions about its pension fund.
    Gritty Stone Park doesn't seem like the kind of place where you would find magic, but amazingly the entire Village Board vanished when FOX 32 News started asking questions about its pension fund.
  • Feds: Indicted State Rep. Smith admitted to accepting cash bribe

    Feds: Indicted State Rep. Smith admitted to accepting cash bribe

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:24:07 GMT
    When he isn't running from reporters and TV cameras, West Side Democratic State Representative Derrick Smith has flatly denied taking $7,000 cash from an FBI mole.
    When he isn't running from reporters and TV cameras, West Side Democratic State Representative Derrick Smith has flatly denied taking $7,000 cash from an FBI mole.
  • Top DNR official resigns after FOX 32 investigation

    Top DNR official resigns after FOX 32 investigation

    Thursday, February 13 2014 8:17 PM EST2014-02-14 01:17:52 GMT
    A deputy director at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources resigned Thursday just hours after FOX 32 confronted DNR officials with evidence that he had gone fishing while claiming to be sick.
    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.

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