Judge Mugged Near Obama's Home

12/08/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Abdon M. Pallasch Chicago Sun-Times

The night before Election Day, a Cook County judge was mugged just blocks from Barack Obama's home in the Kenwood neighborhood.

Judge Eileen Brewer, a highly rated Harvard Law grad like Obama, lives a few streets away from the president-elect. The robbery happened Monday night, hours before voters would elect Obama president and retain Brewer as a judge.

"He really beat me up," Brewer said of her attacker.

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