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After the Lake County prosecutor's office changes hands Monday for the first time in 22 years, new State's Attorney Mike Nerheim hopes to reform an agency where skepticism about DNA evidence led to embarrassing legal reversals and lawsuits from exonerated...
Tags: Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Rape, Judges, Defendants
Tribune reporterMore than 25 years after Bennie Starks was charged with raping and battering a 69-year-old woman in Waukegan, Lake County prosecutors have agreed to give up the last vestige of a prosecution contradicted by DNA. Three days into his first term as state&...
Taxpayers United of America has withdrawn its fight to keep alive a lawsuit that alleged Oak Park School District 97 understated, by 300 percent, the amount of the tax increase from an April 2011 referendum. The Chicago-based tax advocacy group sued...
Q: We are a homeowners association, and the association must pay the water/sewer bill, then invoice the owners their share. Some of the owners are far behind in paying their assessment accounts, which include water/sewer charges. Do we have the right to...
For the 30th anniversary of the Black Creativity Gala, there were more than 700 guests at the Museum of Science and Industry on Jan. 26 to celebrate this year's exhibition themed "Innovation." During the opening reception, guests enjoyed a juried showcase...
Special to the TribuneA man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend will have to face the courtroom news cameras in his standard jail attire, a DuPage County judge ruled Thursday. Judge Blanche Hill Fawell rejected a motion filed on behalf of Adam Belmont, who is scheduled to...
Tags: Prisons, Crime, Law and Justice, Judges, Prosecution, Woodridge
Within seconds of McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre being appointed to preside over Illinois' political heater manslaughter case on Friday, you could almost hear her being "scrubbed." It's not about cleansing bubbles. Not in Illinois. "Scrubbing" is...
Tribune reporterA McHenry County judge appointed to preside over the trial of a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley held court today for the first time in the controversial case. Judge Maureen P. McIntyre was appointed over the case of Richard Vanecko after the...
Tags: Richard M. Daley, Prosecution, Trials, Rolling Meadows, McHenry
Tribune reporterA wrongfully convicted man who spent 20 years in prison for rape and battery had a happy final day in court today as Lake County officially dropped the last charge in a case that dates back to 1986. "I don't even have any words. I am overwhelmed with...
Tribune reporterMcHenry County Judge Maureen P. McIntyre was selected today to preside over the politically charged involuntary manslaughter trial of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's nephew. Michael Sullivan, chief judge of McHenry County Circuit Court, was...
Re "'Evil visited this community,'" Dec. 15 I've been a school principal for 34 years and am obligated to provide a safe and secure environment. Educators and mental health professionals know that people just don't "snap." There usually are warning...
Tribune reporterThe state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Pat Quinn can move forward with the closure of several prisons and juvenile justice facilities. In its ruling, the court ordered an Alexander County judge to dissolve a preliminary injunction that...
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