The violent drug wars that have consumed Mexico could seem like a problem far away; but the drug cartels were closer to Chicago than many realized. In Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in the Loop, the son of one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords awaits trial.
MIAMI -- A federal appeals court has thrown out the 17-year prison sentence imposed on convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla.A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the sentence imposed by a Miami federal judge was too lenient.
The political field in Ukraine just got less crowded, with the country’s main opposition leader, Yulia Tymoshenko, recently jailed for corruption. However, the case again Tymoshenkso seems to be weakening.
A new study of five years of crime data in Chicago shows that police cameras prevent crime and save the city money.The study by the Urban Institute looked at crime numbers in Chicago's Humboldt Park neighborhood before there were cameras and after, and that data was compared to crime numbers over th
The case of an alleged torture victim under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge is now in the hands of the Illinois Supreme Court. It's the first time in over a decade that a Burge related torture case is in front of the state's highest court.
CHICAGO -- Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Robert Hoff says four firefighters will be terminated for falsifying mileage reports.Hoff's announcement on Thursday comes after an investigation by the Chicago Inspector General found dozens of firefighters fraudulently added $100,
Today, human rights contributor Doug Cassel, from the Center of Civil and Human Rights at Notre Dame Law School, recalls the tragic history of Ciudad Juárez. For the past three decades, this town on Mexico’s border with the U.S.