BROWN: Mentally ill still waiting for promised hike in allowance

Advocates for developmentally disabled and mentally ill residents of state-licensed facilities fought for years to win an increase in the small monthly stipend those individuals are allowed to keep for their personal needs. They appeared to have prevailed in July with approval of a new state budget and an income tax increase to help pay for it. Legislators set the new “personal needs allowance” at $60 a month, up from $50 for some individuals and $30 for others. But more than four months later...

BROWN: No resisting readers’ views on Trump impeachment

It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve asked, but today’s the day: What can Brown do for you?“I try to consider others’ views but this article [...

Jurors rule that Chicago cops did not frame woman in son’s death

A federal jury on Friday ruled that the Chicago Police did not frame a woman who was charged and then exonerated in the murder of her boy. Nicole...

Alderman questions CPD’s slow discipline of Watts cohorts

The chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus on Friday demanded to know why it took the mass exoneration of 15 defendants to convince the Chicago...

Sheriff’s official suspended 10 days over Cubs World Series sneak-in

A high-ranking official in Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office had to pay a price for allowing others to avoid having to pay the price of admission...

Vandalism, graffiti remain nagging problems despite CTA’s efforts

In late 2014, the CTA spent about $28,000 to install 20 surveillance cameras at its Linden Avenue rail yard in Wilmette, the northern terminal of the...