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  • White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary

    White supremacist Matthew Hale wants to play violin in solitary
    Years before he was convicted of plotting to kill a Chicago federal judge, white supremacist Matthew Hale was an accomplished violinist said to favor the wistful and passionate concertos of Tchaikovsky.
  • Friends help 'Interrupters' star battling cancer

    Friends help 'Interrupters' star battling cancer
    A Chicago activist whose violence-prevention work is featured in a critically acclaimed documentary film has been diagnosed with cancer, and friends have begun a fundraising campaign to raise money for her treatment. Ameena Matthews, one of three...

    Jury finds Chicago police did not deliberately bury records in filing cabinet

    Jury finds Chicago police did not deliberately bury records in filing cabinet
    A federal jury Tuesday found no wrongdoing on behalf of city or county officials in the case of a former El Rukn gang member who claimed he was framed in an infamous 1984 double murder that sent him to death row. Attorneys for Nathson Fields had...

    Mistrial declared in former El Rukn leader's lawsuit against police, prosecutors

    Mistrial declared in former El Rukn leader's lawsuit against police, prosecutors
    Lawyers for a former El Rukn gang member who alleges he was wrongly convicted decades ago are asking for sanctions against city attorneys after a former police sergeant improperly uttered the word “terrorism” on the stand, prompting a...

    Judge denies certificate of innocence in historic fixed case

    Judge denies certificate of innocence in historic fixed case
    A former member of one of Chicago’s most notorious gangs has spent years trying to prove his innocence after he was convicted at an infamous double-murder trial before a corrupt Cook County judge who later went to prison for taking $10,000 to fix...