State Police officials testified at a state Public Health Committee hearing Monday. Family members of murder victims also testified. Jonathan Bellew/Block Club Chicago

Crime Lab’s Huge DNA Backlog Could Take 5 Years To Clear — Even With More Scientists, State Police Say

“I deserve the closure to know that they at least attempted to solve the murder," a mother of a murder victim testified at a hearing Monday.

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Nixon Elementary Staffer Removed After Allegations Of Inappropriate Conduct With Student

The allegations do not involve sexual misconduct, the interim principal told parents in a letter this week.

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Take A Peek Inside Cards Against Humanity’s Chicago Board Game Cafe (It’s Open!)

The cafe's vault is packed with more than 300 games. Find out which games are on tap.

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Double Door’s Proposed New Site Gets Updated Plans, Including 110 Apartments Next Door

Plans submitted to the city don't mention the Double Door by name, but a rezoning would allow for the use of a "theater" at the site.