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2015/04/24 23:13
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Don't blame Anita. I've been a frequent critic of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez, but she's getting a bad rap from those blaming her office for the surprise, troubling acquittal last week...
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2015/04/24 00:13
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SPRINGFIELD — Getting caught with a small amount of marijuana would result in a fine instead of arrest under a measure the Illinois House approved Thursday. Low-level cannabis possession would go...
2015/04/22 12:22
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CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and around Chicago to treatment and away from jail,...
2015/04/21 01:40
2015/04/21 01:40
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Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez announces that her office is dismissing criminal charges against two imprisoned Chicago men following a re-investigation of their cases. (E. Jason Wambsgans,...
2015/04/20 23:10
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The Top 5 @ 5 is where he goes through either the top 5 news stories of the day or just 5 funniest pieces of audio we could find. Today, another White House fence jumper was arrested late last night...
2015/04/20 18:26
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Anita Alvarez said Monday she is launching the new policy because locking people up on low-level drug charges "simply isn't working." Alvarez says offenders facing low level drug charges will be...
2015/04/20 08:02
2015/04/20 08:02
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Every week or so, it seems, a new video emerges showing alleged police brutality that shocks the nation. Of course, most police are decent enforcers of the law. But these videos have highlighted what...
2015/04/20 03:45
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CHICAGO, April 19 (Reuters) - The Cook County State's Attorney in Chicago plans to change how it handles low-level drug offenses, which will include the dismissal of future misdemeanor marijuana...
2015/04/18 00:13
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Sitting in a relative's sparse brick home in Central Mexico three years ago, Carlos Castillo talked about the night a fatal hit-and-run accident killed a promising DePaul University student and sent...
2015/04/17 21:13
2015/04/17 21:13
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BRIDGEVIEW (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two former Burr Oak Cemetery workers found guilty of desecrating bodies at the historic southwest suburban cemetery were sentenced to prison Friday. Brothers...
2015/04/14 20:45
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal and county prosecutors are investigating the October fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer of a teenager who authorities say was wielding a knife, and the city says it...
2015/04/10 23:13
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Chicago police fabricated evidence and conspired with City Hall and county prosecutors to protect then-Mayor Richard Daley’s “political dynasty” by covering up the involvement of Daley’s nephew in a...
2015/04/09 21:13
2015/04/09 21:13
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A man who was fatally shot in January by his brother-in-law, a Rosemont police officer, had tried to choke and threatened to kill the officer just before the shooting, according to a police report...
2015/04/01 04:26
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Madigan said the Sexual Assault Working Group was formed to address studies that show only 5 percent to 20 percent of all rapes are reported. "The system is broken, and too often we fail the victims...
2015/03/31 06:21
2015/03/31 06:21
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Convicted pedophile sentenced to 40 more years in prison for trying to pay hit man $25,000 to murder the pregnant prosecutor who sent him to jail Edward Carreon, 32, was serving 25 years for sexual...
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