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Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at 7:39 PM
By Carol Marin, Don Moseley

Federal Probe Requested into Project Shield

It was supposed to make us all safe, but in the end Project Shield resembled more of a disaster. Now, an Inspector General's report reveals the scope of the waste. Read »

Thursday, Jun 30, 2011 at 8:26 PM
By Don Moseley

Preckwinkle Kills Project Shield

Troubled police surveillance program was beset by hints of misused funds. Read »

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 4:22 PM
By BJ Lutz

Preckwinkle Names New Homeland Security Chief

Preckwinkle Names New Homeland Security Chief

Michael Masters most-recently served as Chief of Staff to former police Supt. Jody Weis. Read »

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 12:00 PM
By Carol Marin and Don Moseley

County, Feds Reviewing Project Shield

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle calls it a "troublesome issue" from her predecessor. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 at 2:49 PM
By Carol Marin and Don Moseley

Feds Investigating County's "Project Shield"

FBI, Homeland Security looking into how $50 million was spent. Read »

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