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Three decades after Jackie Wilson was first convicted with his brother of gunning down two Chicago police officers during a traffic stop, a state commission has found credible evidence that Wilson was tortured into confessing by then-Lt. Jon Burge and...
Tags: Shootings, Crimes, Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Murder
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today voted to pay more than $5.4 million to settle three legal cases, including two involving alleged police misconduct. In the most high-profile case, $4.1 million will be paid to the family of Flint Farmer, an unarmed man who...
"Political theater" as a rubric covers a range of narrative tropes, but two current productions provide very different lenses for looking at the corrosive effects of achieving — and hanging onto — power at any cost. "Leaves, Trees, Forest"...
Change of SubjectHere is an archive, in reverse chronological order, of the Tribune's coverage of the Daniel Taylor case: News story: Criminal justice: Jail alibi doesn't outweigh confession -- Records show Daniel Taylor in jail when double murder occurred, but...
Tribune reporterLawyers for a man who spent more than two decades in prison after Chicago police allegedly used torture to extract a false confession are asking a federal judge to force former Mayor Richard Daley to provide testimony in the lawsuit he has filed against...
Tags: Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials, Chicago Mayor, Lawyers
Tribune reporterA federal trial over allegations that former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and other detectives covered up information that would have exonerated a man who spent 26 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit was postponed today at the last...
Tags: Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Trials, Lawyers, Justice System
Clout StreetThe City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history. The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
Clout StreetGun violence on Chicago streets has become such a concern that Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said today he's considering turning to celebrity mouthpieces like Bulls star Derrick Rose to try to convince residents to break the "no-snitch" code of...
Tribune reporterAttorneys with Northwestern University Law School filed a class-action petition today asking a judge to grant hearings to scores of men imprisoned for murder who have "credible claims" they were tortured into confessing by disgraced former Chicago...
Tribune reportersContinual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. -------------------- 2:40 p.m. Prosecution rests; closings onTuesday Prosecutors have rested their case and Judge Edward Burmila said closing arguments...
Change of SubjectA roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Ken Davis is joined by Tim Novak (Chicago Sun-Times) and Hal Dardick (Chicago Tribune). They.....
"My Kind of Town," the fine new play by John Conroy with the titular nod to Frank Sinatra, begins with a faux promotional video about the beauties of Chicago, circa 1990. Narrated by the Tribune's Rick Kogan, it's a shot-from-the-air celebration of the...
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May 13, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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