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Attorney subpoenas Lynwood president concerning dismissed police officer

LYNWOOD | An attorney for a former police officer who is suing the village to get his job back wants to force Village President Gene Williams to testify about why the village won't rehire the officer.

July 04, 2014 2:36 pm

Judge to rule if ex-Lynwood cop gets his job back

CHICAGO | A suburban Lynwood police officer who lost his job last year because of an incident in which a criminal suspect drove away in his squad car expects to learn in February whether he will get his job back.

January 17, 2014 5:00 pm

South Holland man gets 50 years in 2009 fatal road rage incident

CHICAGO | A South Holland man was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for the shooting death of a suburban man following a road rage incident in 2009, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office.

November 14, 2013 1:00 pm
Attorneys continue talks about possible plea deal for Valle

Attorneys continue talks about possible plea deal for Valle

MARKHAM | Attorneys for former Lynwood Village Clerk Roy Valle met Thursday morning with a Cook County judge and representatives of the Cook County state’s attorney to discuss a possible plea deal related to charges Valle faces in a 2011 fatal car accident.

November 07, 2013 7:00 pm

Alsip man denied bond in Harvey slaying

MARKHAM | An Alsip resident who was wanted on a three-month-old arrest warrant on a murder charge is now being held in Cook County Jail without bond.

August 02, 2013 6:09 pm

Mayoral candidate Wilson files suit against Calumet City

CALUMET CITY | Two men challenging Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush in this year’s municipal elections are using the Cook County Circuit Courts to advance their campaigns.

February 08, 2013 4:15 pm

Wilson slate reinstated on Feb. 26 primary ballot

CHICAGO | Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush and her slate of candidates gained some opposition Monday for the Feb. 26 Democratic primary.

February 04, 2013 2:30 pm

Judge to decide fate of Wilson slate in Cal City elections

CHICAGO | A judge will spend the weekend deciding the fate of candidates aligned with Calumet City mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson in the Feb. 26 primary elections.

February 01, 2013 4:20 pm

Judge merges Wilson slate appeals into one court case

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Wednesday consolidated into one court case a series of appeals against the Calumet City Electoral Board by allies of mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson.

January 09, 2013 1:12 pm

Class-action suit filed on Chicago torture claims

CHICAGO | A group of attorneys filed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday to demand new hearings for scores of imprisoned men who claim their confessions were extracted through torture at the hands of Chicago police officers.

October 16, 2012 7:45 pm

Valle attorneys, prosecutors exchanging potential evidence

MARKHAM | Attorneys for the Lynwood village clerk who faces criminal charges for an auto accident in which a woman was killed say they are waiting for potential evidence to be turned over to them, before the criminal case can proceed.

October 12, 2012 6:00 pm

Judge: Appointment to Village Board is unofficial

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge said Tuesday that Sauk Village President Lewis Towers' choice to fill a vacancy on the Village Board can not participate as a trustee in meetings.

October 09, 2012 3:45 pm

Judge sets $1M bond for murder suspect's brother

MARKHAM | The younger brother of a man facing a murder charge in Sauk Village is in Cook County Jail on a $1 million bond for his alleged role in the fatal shooting, prosecutors said.

October 04, 2012 1:30 pm

Judge splits ruling on Sauk Village administrator

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge issued a ruling Friday about the village administrator position in Sauk Village that President Lewis Towers said, "puts us right back where we started."

September 14, 2012 5:00 pm

Sauk Village’s administrator fight goes to courtroom

CHICAGO | Political opponents of Sauk Village Village President Lewis Towers asked a Cook County judge Thursday to issue an order that would prevent Towers from taking any actions interfering with their desire to fire Village Administrator Henrietta Turner.

September 13, 2012 11:30 pm

Chief judge: Cook County readying for court cameras

CHICAGO | Cook County's chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there's no specific timetable for putting them in place.

August 21, 2012 7:00 pm

$4M bond set for 16-year-old charged in Harvey club slaying

MARKHAM | Bond was set Monday for two people, including a teenager, facing charges in the shooting death of a 29-year-old man at a Harvey sports bar.

August 13, 2012 4:00 pm

Lawyer looks for Sauk Village residents to join class action lawsuit

SAUK VILLAGE | A Joliet attorney said Monday he is seeking Sauk Village residents to join a class action lawsuit contending the exposure of local residents to water tainted with vinyl chloride amounts to civil battery and trespass.

July 23, 2012 2:30 pm

Hard to find motivation for second jury call

Well, it happened again.

September 21, 2011 12:00 am
Attorney: Chicago Heights must pay

Attorney: Chicago Heights must pay

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Even before a jury found Cecil Conner, Jr. guilty in the death of 5-year-old Michael Langford, there were those who tried to shift the focus to the Chicago Heights Police Department for putting the keys in Conner's hand.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
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