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  • No innocence certificate for alleged torture victim in Burge case

    No innocence certificate for alleged torture victim in Burge case
    A Cook County judge on Thursday denied a certificate of innocence to a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he said he confessed to after being tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge.
  • Emanuel may double down on Great Chicago Fire event despite fizzle

    Emanuel may double down on Great Chicago Fire event despite fizzle
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel indicated Wednesday he’s ready to double down on the Great Chicago Fire festival despite a first edition that fizzled last weekend as he looked on with tens of thousands of people along the Chicago River. The mayor would not say...

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations

    Ex-cop Burge leaves prison, but torture victim is left seeking reparations
    On Thursday morning as disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge was released from federal prison to a Florida halfway house, one of his first torture victims, Anthony Holmes, stood at City Hall with tears in his eyes, recalling four decades of pain...

    Aldermen call for restitution after Burge release

    Aldermen call for restitution after Burge release
    On Thursday, more than 40 years after Anthony Holmes was handcuffed, suffocated and electrocuted, his torturer was slated for release from prison. Former Chicago police commander Jon Burge is scheduled to move to a halfway home after serving time for...

    Rauner is evidently not a detail guy

    Rauner is evidently not a detail guy
    From today's front-page story "Nursing home trial may trouble Rauner campaign" [GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner]  touts his financial acumen at GTCR while repeatedly professing little knowledge about the inner workings of companies built by his...