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Since 2003, Burke and his small Loop law firm, Klafter & Burke, have won more than $18.1 million in property-tax refunds for Chicago property owners, records reviewed by the Chicago Sun-Times show. Burke's victories have cost City Hall more than $3.6
Damarcus Dotson was caught with a loaded .38-caliber revolver in his waistband as he tried to ride away from the police on a bicycle on Aug. 11, 2010 in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side...But Judge Vincent Gaughan gave the teen a break and
Daley will face trial Feb. 18 on a charge he caused the death of a suburban man during a 2004 altercation outside a Rush Street bar. McHenry County Judge Maureen McIntyre set the trial date Tuesday for Richard Vanecko, 39, who is charged with
Dionne Cooper, 43, of Hazel Crest, is accused of submitting about 100 fraudulent tax refund requests and splitting the proceeds with an unnamed co-conspirator. Prosecutors said Cooper, who worked in the assessor's office for 16 years, pocketed a "
Staff Reporter email@example.com July 29, 2013 9:26PM MaryNic Foster, who was dumped after five years as executive director of the Cook County Ethics Board by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Updated: July 29, 2013 9:33PM Cook
Illinois' ban on gay marriage asked a judge on Wednesday to rule quickly in their favor, saying a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of a law denying federal benefits to married gay couples creates a new urgency in the state.
Criminal Courts Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org June 28, 2013 5:04PM Updated: June 29, 2013 2:08AM The Cook County State's Attorney's office dropped murder charges Friday against a man who spent two decades behind bars for a 1992 double murder he said
A Michigan woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday at her arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the death more than 30 years ago of her husband, Inverness commodities broker Carl Gaimari. Gaimari was shot to death on April 30, 1979, during a home
Under the state's new anti-racketeering law, Chicago Police began to arrest alleged members of the Black Souls street gang Thursday...Act, according to several law enforcement sources. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez and other officials
Jacquelyn Greco Updated: May 8, 2013 9:32PM Jacquelyn Greco allegedly told an acquaintance in 1979 that she wanted out of her troubled marriage so badly she and her lover a Chicago police detective had concocted a deadly plan: They'd kill her husband.