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City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

City Hall cracks down on cell phone black market

By Blaise Mesa

September 18, 2017

Cell phone retailers now need to take extra precaution when accepting used cell phones from walk-in customers.Businesses that resell cell phones must now cross check all their products with the city’s ...

New CPS curriculum aims to prevent repetition of dark history

By Editorial Board

September 11, 2017

This school year, Chicago Public Schools students will learn the basics: English, math and the shameful history of torture in the Chicago Police Department. As part of a reparations package, which City Council passed on May 6, 2015, CPS will now teach eighth-graders and high school sophomores about Jon Burge, a former CPD detective accused of using torture primarily on black men in his custody between the 1970s and 1990s to for...

Joyce Manor

Joyce Manor shows world it’s not the ‘Last You’ve Heard’

January 30, 2017

After its 2011 eponymous debut album and unique stance on stage-diving, acclaimed Californian four-piece Joyce Manor has been garnering the attention of the pop-punk community.Joyce Manor’s fourth studio al...

As a part of its ongoing investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the Department of Justice held the fifth community forum Oct. 24.

Latest DOJ police forum displays local frustrations

October 31, 2016

Ten months into the Department of Justice’s civil investigation of the Chicago Police Department, the fifth public forum was held to air complaints of police brutality or misconduct.The forum, held Oct...

FYS replacement connects college to Windy City

By Campus Reporter

May 11, 2015

“Big Chicago” courses—the college’s experimental replacement for the soon-to-be discontinued First-Year Seminar program—are in the final stages of development as the college works to create its third attempt at the required freshman course.The 14 currently proposed classes, which will enroll 80–200 students in a lecture hall-style classroom, will be divided by major, said Suzanne Blum Malley, interim dean of the Schoo...

Notable Native: David Yellen

David Yellen

By Gretchen Sterba

April 6, 2015

David Yellen had interesting experiences in some compelling criminal law cases, but few that compare to his job as special master in charge of investigating Chicago’s most notorious instance of poli...

Justice sought for wrongfully convicted

By Kaley Fowler

October 8, 2012

Although police are expected to maintain civilian safety, there are often unreported cases of police torture, according to Joey Mogul, an attorney for the People’s Law Office. He asserted during an Oct. 3 discussion that defendant testimony in cases of police brutality is usually viewed as false because of the assumed credibility of law enforcement officials.As part of Roosevelt University’s second annual Wrongful Conv...

Chicago’s leading thinkers discuss ideas for the future of the city

By Chris Loeber

March 5, 2012

An Internet connection is essential to many Chicagoans for day-to-day life, but even the country’s third largest city suffers from a substantial shortage of this basic amenity.“5 Big Ideas for the 21st Century City,” an event hosted by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation on Feb. 28, brought four of Chicago’s leading thinkers together to present ideas on how to tackle some of the city’s biggest problems, inclu...

Change creates commotion

By Heather Scroering

September 19, 2011

The teams that will manage the college’s prioritization process and its timetable were announced at a town hall meeting on Sept. 15 led by President Warrick Carter and Anne Foley, vice president of Planning and Compliance and project manager of the prioritization process.According to the timetable presented at the meeting, final decisions about programs that might be cut will take place during March and April of 2012. This ...

Burge gets 4.5 years in prison

By Meghan Gray

January 23, 2011

The Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., was packed with the alleged victims of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, for the sentencing of the man whose name has become synonymous with police brutality throughout the last four decades.Burge received a sentence of 54 months in prison from Judge Joan Lefkow on Jan. 21 Burge was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice last June. He was convic...

Alleged system of torture faces its days in court

By Patrick Smith

April 12, 2010

In the coming months, two different court cases, one civil and the other criminal, will bring to trial former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, and those under his command, for 19 years of alleged abuse of suspected criminals and of the justice system itself.Burge was fired by the Chicago Police Department in 1993 because of the alleged torture of suspects while he was commander of the police department’s areas 2 and 3. A...

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