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Corrupt Judge wants back on bench after insanity ruling

Judge Cynthia Brim, 55, testified before the Illinois Courts Commission for more than two hours on Friday in a bid to save her $182,000-a-year job. The seven-member panel – made up of judges from outside of Cook County as well as two citizens – will later issue a written decision. …

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ALEXANDER OTIS MATTHEWS

A MEMOIR ON JUSTICE AND RACE DURING MY SOJOURN IN THE U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SYSTEM By ALEXANDER OTIS MATTHEWS I was raised both in Washington DC and Farmville Virginia. I attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School and Carroll Catholic High School in Washington DC. I have a BA …

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Four reporters may have saved pension abuse legislation

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, D-Orland Park, wants to gut a pension reform bill with new legislation friendly to union officials. (E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune / December 12, 2011) December 13, 2011 We don’t expect the perpetrators — a slew of Democrats in the Illinois House — to confess. But let’s …

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City Council urges swift firing of corrupt city workers

By FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Jan 14, 2011 Chicago city employees who are convicted of corruption would no longer be able to keep collecting their paychecks while awaiting sentencing, under a crackdown proposed Thursday that calls for firing upon conviction. Three days after the Chicago Sun-Times’ “The Watchdogs” column …

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The corruption case you barely heard of

November 1, 2010 BY TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters It began with the arrest of a former member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team and turned into one of the most significant Chicago corruption investigations of Mayor Daley’ administration. The federal investigation dubbed “Operation Crooked Code” so far …

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Study examines decades of Cook County corruption

UIC-BGA REVIEW | Stroger slams’ publicity stunt,’ says no indictments on his watch February 19, 2010 BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter Sure, the lineup of Illinois governors and Chicago alderman marched off to prison is infamous, but a new study shines a light on Cook County government corruption. Consider: …

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Mayor wants watchdog to hire Chicago workers

Associated Press 3:42 p.m. CST, February 8, 2010 CHICAGO – Chicago’s mayor wants to expand the powers of the city’s inspector general by giving him oversight over the city’s hiring and the power to investigate aldermen. Mayor Richard Daley on Monday said the proposed ordinance, to be introduced to the …

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