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Woman Allegedly Shot Herself With Cop's Gun

The Huffington Post | Kyle McGovern | Posted 07.06.2012 | Crime

A mentally ill woman committed suicide by shooting herself in the head with an Illinois police officer's gun on Wednesday, according to local TV stati...

Fireworks Shot At Cops, Firefighters: Illinois Mob Attacks Emergency Personnel Near St. Louis

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ST. LOUIS — An unruly mob lured emergency personnel to a southwestern Illinois housing complex with reports of a blaze, a shooting and other cri...

The Fear Behind Our Fears of the Formerly Incarcerated

Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alden Loury

In Illinois, when we're talking about ex-offenders, we're really talking about black men. And it's possible that the race of an ex-offender will tell you more about their chances of finding work than their criminal history.