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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5 Things To Know About Austan Goolsbee, The High-Powered New Addition To Chicago’s School Board

The economics professor at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business will round out the mayor-appointed board.

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Tatas Tacos In Portage Park Celebrates Holiday Season With 12 Days Of Tacos

The restaurant is also collecting donations for a special holiday meal at the Irving Park Food Pantry Dec. 19.