Apparently the "do nothing" Illinois General Assembly may have done enough to help to turn the long-term tide of the state's underfunded pension systems. Despite the good news, Quinn refused in his statement to embrace his administration's good news.
Serrano says that freedom became an option not long after he was granted a hearing in 2007 on the new evidence of his innocence -- affidavits by the jailhouse snitch and the widow recanting their testimony.
The anticipation was palpable on Monday as Judge Maura Slattery Boyle ascended to the bench. Two prisoners had waited 20 years for this moment: a showdown with the Chicago cop they claimed had framed them, and the jailhouse snitch he had allegedly recruited for the job.
For two decades, Armando Serrano and Jose Montanez have professed their innocence. Surprisingly, their fight for freedom has been bolstered by their former accusers.
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Twenty years ago, Vargas thought she knew who murdered her husband, Rodrigo, as he was leaving for work. That's because a detective told her he'd solved the crime.
The parents and community members fighting the school closings clearly are the "good guys" in this dismal scenario. But their heroic energy and indomitable courage are being expended for the sake of maintaining a status quo that is, frankly, unconscionable.
Truth be told, slurs are common around the water cooler, reflecting a dehumanizing view of criminal defendants that comes from years of locking them up, one person of color at a time.
I'm leaving and I'm taking the kids. It's the ultimate threat -- the one that does its damage even as the words leave your mouth -- and a hallmark of a deep dysfunction. The Chicago Public Schools and I are locked in this weird relationship drama.
Law enforcement agencies across the country are increasingly reviewing old cases and proudly reporting their mistakes. Prosecutors have launched conviction integrity units in San Jose, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Lake County (IL), Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Mothers, you are the change we are waiting for. Women are powerful and when we join together we have the ability to transform our world.
Leaky pipes can be a politician's best friend. Good government remains good politics. Gov. Quinn announced a loan to the city of Chicago to replace seven miles of aging, leaking, wheezing water pipeline with a "jobs, jobs, jobs" message.
When the governor proposes his FY 2014 budget in March, rather pushing another round of mental health funding cuts, Quinn needs to recommend more money for mental health care.
"Fire Madigan" was 2012 campaign strategy and brainchild of Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady. How do you spell flop? "Fire Madigan." So now, how should Illinois Republicans begin to regroup?