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Blagojevich appeals convictions
Jul. 16, 2013
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor's corruption conviction and 14-year prison term.
DEA, CPD arrest 21 West Side drug dealers
Jun. 21, 2013
Head of DEA’s Chicago office says men arrested on Chicago’s West Side are connected to Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel
Illinois ranks 5th in decreasing number of incarcerated youth
Jun. 19, 2013
A new national report singles out Illinois as one of the best in the nation when it comes to decreasing the number of incarcerated youth.
Police Board fires cops for conduct seen on gang video
May. 11, 2013
The Chicago Police Board dismisses two officers for conduct captured on a 2011 recording.
Fate of Chicago cops on gang video now up to Police Board
Feb. 13, 2013
Based on the recording, Chicago Supt. Garry McCarthy wants the two officers fired.
Neighborhood leader to testify for cops caught on gang video
Feb. 12, 2013
Two Chicago police officers facing dismissal charges could get a boost Wednesday from a character witness who once trained young people how to file reports on abusive cops.
Cops on gang video: ‘We were giving youth a ride home’
Feb. 6, 2013
Two Chicago officers took the witness stand Wednesday as the Police Board began a hearing in their dismissal case.
Cops caught on gang video to defend themselves
Feb. 5, 2013
Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy wants the two officers dismissed and accuses them of unlawfully restraining a man in Logan Square.
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