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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Goose Island Ends Distribution Of Honkers Ale, The Beer That Put It On The Map

Once one of Goose Island's best selling beers, Honkers Ale is now moving to brewpub-only status.

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Joe Moreno’s Bad Behavior ‘An Open Secret’ In 1st Ward, Opponent Says After Alderman’s Ex-Aide Accuses Him Of Sexual Harassment

One of Moreno's ex-aides claims the alderman once asked his staffers to take their shirts off at a bar for a pay raise "contest." Meanwhile Moreno blasted the "absurd, false charges."

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Huge ‘Marry Me’ In Maggie Daley Park That Captured Downtown’s Attention (And Heart) Was ‘A Labor Of Love’

The massive proposal took six hours of clearing snow, said newly minted fiance Bob Lempa.