Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge will get to keep his public pension benefits, despite a federal conviction for lying about the torture of criminal suspects, a police pension board voted Thursday.
The anticipated results of the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon forced a political realignment. The Tribunal issued indictments for the 2005 assassination of former president Rafik Hariri and they’re about to be made public.
It was no surprise that President Obama’s State of the Union speech focused on domestic issues and the economy. He did get to foreign policy close to the end of the hour, however the issues he failed to mention happen to be some of our thorniest.
Subpoenaed anti-war activists in Chicago have missed a federal grand jury hearing and say they won't cooperate with investigators.Maureen Murphy says she's one of nine activists ordered to appear at Chicago's Dirksen Federal Building on Tuesday morning.
This month marks the start of the tenth year of U.S. operations of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Despite pledges to close the prison and restore habeas corpus, President Obama has yet to do either.
A Chicago-based group called CeaseFire works in the city’s toughest neighborhoods. It trains former gang members to mediate conflicts that could turn violent. Those conflicts might be over turf or money, a pecking order or a personality clash.
Political veterans and a crop of newcomers are signing up to run for office in Indiana’s May 3rd primary. It’s an interesting time for David Capp, the U.S. Attorney for Northern Indiana. Those who get elected could potentially become Capp’s next targets.