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Judge Throws Out Charges Against Chicago Cop In Fatal Off-Duty Shooting

In a surprise move Monday, a Cook County judge threw out all the charges against a veteran Chicago police detective who was on trial for fatally shooting a woman during an off-duty incident in March 2012.

April 21, 2015

79-Year-Old Judge Slapped, Spit On By Business Owner

By Steve Schmadeke, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A North Side Chicago business owner slapped a 79-year-old Cook County judge in the face, spit on her and called her “Rosa Parks” after becoming angry that she was smoking near him outside the Daley Center, authorities said. Monday’s attack outside the courthouse came as a shock to […]

July 16, 2014

Judge Tosses Convictions Of 2 Men Who Spent 15 Years In Prison

By Steve Mills, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — A Cook County judge on Tuesday threw out the convictions of two men who spent close to 15 years in state prison for their alleged roles as lookouts in a double murder, bringing to a close a controversial case that hinged on a series of confessions that turned […]

June 24, 2014

Gay Couples In Chicago Won’t Have To Wait To Marry, Judge Rules

By Michelle Manchir, Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — Gay couples in Cook County won’t have to wait until June to marry, under a ruling Friday by a federal judge in Chicago that scraps the delayed effective date of Illinois’ same sex marriage law. “There is no reason to delay further when no opposition has been presented to […]

February 21, 2014