The Cook County Board unanimously approved the appointment last week.
After almost a year, jury trials resume Monday in Cook County. And due to COVID protocols, it will look pretty different from what folks are used to.
The state halted in-person visits in March 2020. Family members with loved ones inside are calling for plans to reopen.
Prosecutors currently have more than 28,000 pending cases — up about 35% because of the yearlong pandemic shutdown.
Officer Kevin Bunge said he was worried about being carjacked before he wounded two men. Prosecutors say the victims were unarmed.
A Chicago-based jury consultant said when a jury shares the same ethnic background, gender and overall outlook, members are less likely to question their own biases heading into deliberations.
The board of that Fraternal Order of Police lodge has 28 members. Not a single one is Black.
Police Superintendent David Brown said investigators were still seeking a possible motive, and authorities hadn’t made any arrests as of Sunday afternoon.
A third man has come forward with an allegation of sexual assault against the already scruntinzed senior pastor at Saint Sabina parish in Chicago.
Daniel Prude, a 41-year-old Black man from Chicago, died after being restrained by police in Rochester, N.Y., in March of 2020.