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2014/11/22 04:13
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The state's investigation into the police killing of 95-year-old John Wrana can now officially proceed, with the release of the long-awaited Cook County medical examiner's postmortem report. Illinois...
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2014/11/21 12:13
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Carrying a shield, an unholstered Taser, a shotgun loaded with beanbag rounds and a drawn handgun, five Park Forest police officers entered the assisted-living apartment where a 95-year-old World War...
2014/11/19 12:21
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Falsely convicted 'double murderer' who spent 15 years on death row tells how it made him 'kind of mean' as he thanks anti-death penalty campaigners Alstory Simon, 64, confessed to a double murder in...
2014/11/18 01:13
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A jury Monday convicted a Cicero landlord of murder in an arson fire on Valentine's Day, 2010, that killed seven people, including four children, according to prosecutors and court records. Lawrence...
2014/11/17 23:13
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A suburban school board president booted from office by a judge last year after a decades-old felony conviction was discovered on his record has been reinstated to the same board. The Thornton...
2014/11/14 17:27
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Alstory Simon was freed from the Jacksonville Correction Center in Jacksonville, Ill., on Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman) An anti-death penalty group renowned for sparing wrongly-convicted inmates...
2014/11/14 03:13
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A Chicago election official has been fired in the aftermath of a contentious election that has resulted in a criminal probe of disruptive robocalls and complaints about “irregularities” in handling...
2014/11/10 21:21
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Journalism professor accused of framing innocent man for murder as part of his campaign to abolish death penalty in Illinois Alstory Simon, 64, confessed to a double murder in Chicago in 1999 It...
2014/11/08 05:45
2014/11/08 05:45
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A number of family members and supporters of four black youths fatally shot by Chicago police are calling for change. The group gathered Wednesday night outside a police station in the city's...
2014/11/06 20:13
2014/11/06 20:13
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The Cook County State's Attorney's office on Wednesday launched a criminal investigation into a barrage of weekend robocalls that gave false instructions to elections judges — a chaos-sowing endeavor...
2014/11/03 06:50
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Who killed Marilyn Green and Jerry Hillard? In 1983, Cook County prosecutors were sure it was Anthony Porter who had gunned down the teenagers near a swimming pool in Washington Park — sure enough to...
2014/11/03 05:40
2014/11/03 05:40
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State Rep. Fred Crespo on Sunday denied any involvement with a campaign mailer insulting the Latino heritage of his opponent, Ramiro Juarez, and instead blamed the Republican's own camp. Juarez said...
2014/11/02 09:40
2014/11/02 09:40
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The Kane County state's attorney's office has gone on the offensive against 81 purported Latin Kings gang members in Elgin, suing them in civil court and giving Elgin police more ability to stop gang...
2014/10/31 22:13
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... not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon. Indeed...
2014/10/31 04:24
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... people from Chicago and Indiana charged in ‘cracking cards’ cases U.S. Attorneys Zachary Fardon (on left) and David Capp (on right) and Cook County StateÕs Attorney Anita Alvarez (not pictured)...
2014/10/30 03:27
2014/10/30 03:27
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Cook County State�s Attorney Anita Alvarez looks on as U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon announces at a news conference in Chicago Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, that 19 of 29 suspects in Illinois and Indiana...
2014/10/30 03:13
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A day after judges vacated wrongful murder convictions in Brooklyn and Dallas, top local prosecutors from across the country took part Wednesday in a Chicago conference on what role prosecutors should...
2014/10/29 04:13
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A Chicago alderman may be in hot water after she offered people the chance to win prizes if they vote. Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston has since pulled the post off her Facebook page, but not...
2014/10/26 23:45
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced plans Sunday to expand a pilot program that addresses domestic violence. The program started in the 14th police district in Logan Square and is now expanding to...
2014/11/22 04:13
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