A journalist with The New Yorker magazine and former Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn are fighting efforts to depose them in a federal wrongful conviction lawsuit brought by Tyrone Hood, convicted of a 1993 murder and then set free in 2015 soon after Quinn commuted his sentence, court records show.
A few weeks ago, 19-year-old Deontae Brisco, who allegedly threw a woman to the ground in Lincoln Park in the middle of the day and stole her phone, made bail by putting $100 down. A few months before that the same Cook County judge who set Brisco’s bail, John Lyke, set bail for former Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st Ward) at $100,000. He was charged with the non-violent crime of insurance fraud.
One member of a Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) delegation that visited socialist Venezuela in June “to learn from the Bolivarian Revolution” had no reaction to this week’s New York Times front page story of the government there resorting to torture and murder to quash opposition.
A spokesman for Chicago’s police union say they are delighted with a motion filed Aug. 9 in federal court that asks for the dismissal of a civil action against the city of Chicago for wrongful convictions in a 25-year-old murder case.
Bill Conway, who just announced that he will challenge Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in the Democratic primary, says he can heal the toxic relationship between the prosecutor’s office and the Chicago Police Department.
A recent pilgrimage to socialist Venezuela by a contingent of Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) extremists has some of the rank-and-file union members who stayed behind calling for the ouster of CTU President Jesse Sharkey, himself a card-carrying socialist.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s comments yesterday directed at FOP vice president Patrick Murray were “misguided and dangerous things to say to a 30-year veteran police officer and FOP representative, particularly at a time when the city is facing such chronic violent crime,” Chicago’s police union said in a statement.
Chicago’s police union believes that one city official is missing from the mix in the recent back-and-forth between Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and Mayor Lori Lightfoot over where the blame lies for the city’s relentless wave of violent crime – Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Chicago’s police union is condemning Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx for her role in another exoneration, and the awarding of a Certificate of Innocence in the same case, to a man convicted of a violent crime.
A spokesman for Chicago’s police union warned that “policing will be an impossibility” if the Chicago Police Board decides to fire Officer Robert Rialmo. Rialmo’s 2015 shooting deaths of a threatening 22-year-old Quintonio LeGrier, and, with him, innocent bystander Bettie Jones, 55, is under review by the Police Board this week.
Chicago’s police union has a bunch of reasons for requesting Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx exclude her office from the prosecution of any cases where police officers are victims of crime, or cases where they are accused of misconduct.
An attempted theft in 2016 by a Chicago woman while attending a top-tier liberal arts college in Ohio on scholarship led to a multi-million dollar legal award last Friday that, as one conservative legal scholar wrote, “sent shock waves through the academic higher education establishment.”
The Chicago Police Union believes that two exonerated criminals bringing civil actions against the city are guilty of their crimes and is asking Mayor Lori Lightfoot not to settle the cases, but fight them in public trials.
House Speaker Michael Madigan used his absolute power over the legislative process to move legislation to the floor on Friday that exchanges Illinois’ constitutionally mandated flat income tax with a progressive tax.
Chicago's incoming chief equity officer, Candace Moore, has fashioned much of her short legal career around a now repudiated Obama-era policy that racism is to blame for the inordinate disciplining and poor academic performances of many black students.