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  • 'Sovereign citizen' advocate sentenced to 7 years in prison for bogus liens

    'Sovereign citizen' advocate sentenced to 7 years in prison for bogus liens
    Cherron Phillips, a devotee of the so-called sovereign citizen movement, was sentenced to 7 years in prison Tuesday for filing a series of bogus multibillion-dollar liens on then-U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald and other top federal court officials.
  • 'Sovereign citizen' given 7 years in prison

    'Sovereign citizen' given 7 years in prison
    Cherron Phillips seemed to waver moments after a federal judge sentenced her to seven years in prison Tuesday for filing a series of bogus multibillion-dollar liens on top court officials. Phillips, a devotee of the sovereign citizen movement that doesn'...

    Rauner errantly questions Quinn's ties to Blago

    Rauner errantly questions Quinn's ties to Blago
    A bad question prompted a bad answer. Republican challenger Bruce Rauner posed it to Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn at the end of Tuesday's Tribune Editorial Board forum when each man was given the chance to directly query the other. "Pat," Rauner began,...

    Holder's Ferguson passion imperils justice

    Holder's Ferguson passion imperils justice
    Though I've known prosecutors to try their cases in front of television cameras, Attorney General Eric Holder's visit to embattled Ferguson, Mo., left me with an especially queasy feeling. Nearly six years ago, Patrick Fitzgerald, at the time U.S....

    What's squeezing the Latin Kings -- and what that means to Chicago

    What's squeezing the Latin Kings -- and what that means to Chicago
    Remember Juan Amaya, convicted killer and more? When a younger Latin King flouted a gang rule, Amaya ordered other Kings to pound the 17-year-old’s hands with hammers, the way butchers tenderize beefsteak with meat mallets. Last Monday a federal...