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Illinois judge: law barring recording police is unconstitutional

By Megan Geuss In Cook County today Judge Stanley J. Sacks declared Illinois’ eavesdropping law—which is one of the toughest in the nation—unconstitutional in his ruling in the case of Christopher Drew, who was charged with the felony crime in 2009. The eavesdropping law prohibits citizens from making audio or …

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Chicago Spring Occupy Protests are Starting to Organize Online Now

April 7th What: April 7 is the official kickoff of Chicago Spring! On this day, Occupy Chicago will join with allies across Chicago for a citywide day of action. The many injustices we fight are intricately woven together, rooted to the faults and dysfunctions of our broken political, social, and …

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Emanuel Disavows 25% of School Kids, Says CTU

By Mary Ann Ahern Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher’s Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best. But it wasn’t always that way. The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel’s inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a …

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Charter Schools Fine Students In Chicago

The Noble Network of Charter Schools’ 10 Chicago campuses impose fines for student misbehavior. Are fines a good way to discourage bad behavior or is it just another money making scheme? Ana Kasaprian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks.

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Chicago man files civil rights lawsuit against Police

Julian Crews WGN News 6:13 p.m. CST, February 24, 2012 CHICAGO A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed against the city and a group of 25th district police officers. 31-year-old Erick Fields says he was fixing his car in his own garage last year, when police snuck onto his …

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L.A. catching up to Chicago in sleaze

Panning for gold in the local cesspool is always lucrative, but it’s been one fat nugget after another lately. We’ve got Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa marketing himself for his next job before he finishes this one; City Atty. Carmen Trutanich insisting he’s not the liar he appears to be; …

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City of Chicago Settles Class Action Suit Over 2003 Iraq War Protest Arrests

An Iraq War protest from 2008. (Image Credit: John Sisson) Attorneys for the City of Chicago told federal judges they reached a settlement in the class action lawsuit brought by more than 800 people arrested after protesters took Lake Shore Drive in a 2003 march against the Iraq War. The …

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7 charged in taped Bridgeport beating

A student at Kelly High School, Raymond Palomino was the only suspect not wearing a mask in the video. His father spoke out as his son appeared in court. “I think it’s very disturbing what they did to him [the victim]. When I asked him [son, Raymond Palomino] why he …

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Off-duty officer got special treatment in fatal hit-run case, prosecutors argue

January 17, 2012, By Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune reporter A Chicago police officer accused in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy received preferential treatment from investigators who drove the off-duty officer to a restroom, delayed field-sobriety tests and overlooked key evidence that he was intoxicated, prosecutors said Tuesday …

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Ron Paul is not going to go away

Charles Krauthammer January 16, 2012 WASHINGTON — Two stories came out of New Hampshire. The big story was Mitt Romney. The bigger one was Ron Paul. Romney won a major victory with nearly 40 percent of the vote, 16 points ahead of No. 2. The split among his challengers made …

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Field Museum to display rare mummies

Associated Press 2:42 p.m. CST, January 15, 2012 The Field Museum plans a rare display of mummies from its own collection, many of which haven’t been seen by the public since the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893. The exhibit – which runs Feb 17 through April 22 …

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