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Jon Burge Pension Scandal Continues to Simmer

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 04.13.2014 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Burge has been said to have friends in high places. In an era where the Illinois Supreme Court and the legislature are potentially scaling back the hard-earned pensions of law-abiding public workers and their families, it will be telling to see, once again, just how high Burge's clout reaches in this scandal-within-a-scandal.

Racism, the U.S. Justice System, and the Trayvon Martin Verdict

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

Black president or not, juries will continue to set white perpetrators free while wrongfully convicting African Americans so long as a "jury of your peers" means an exclusively or predominately white jury.

The Dark Side of the Daley Legacy: Enabler of Torture

Locke Bowman | Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago
Locke Bowman

As the clock ticks down on Daley's 22-year tenure as mayor, almost nothing has been said about his lamentable role as an enabler of torture by Chicago police officers under the command of Jon Burge.

Miracle At Sea: Australian Fisherman Survives 8-Hour Swim

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

An Australian fisherman has survived a chilling overboard ordeal after he was knocked off his boat by a rogue wave into shark-infested waters without ...

Jon Burge Police Torture Trial Continues, Out Of The Spotlight

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While the much higher-profile corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich grabbed headlines, the perjury case against former Chicago police commander Jon Burg...

Burge Trial: Andrew Wilson, Tortured Suspect Who Died In Prison, Will Still Be Heard

WBEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Valentine's Day, 1982, Andrew Wilson was arrested in a west side apartment by Area 2 Violent Crimes Commander Jon Burge and a team of other officer...

Charges Dropped Against Alton Logan

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

All charges have at last been dropped against 55-year-old Alton Logan, who languished behind bars more than a quarter of a century for the murder of a security guard -- a crime that two Chicago public defenders knew almost from the beginning he hadn't committed.