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Jon Burge

The City's Massive Lawsuit Payments

Chicago Reader | Mike Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In January, after years of legal and political battles, the city agreed to pay $19.8 million to settle lawsuits by four men who were tortured by polic...

Man Who Alleges Burge Torture Appeals Murder Convictions

Associated Press | Don Babwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A man whose death sentence was commuted to life in prison by former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has filed a petition to get his murder conviction overt...

Life in the 'Fast Eddie' Lane

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

"Fast Eddie" Vrdolyak, the guy who advised me to wise up, is himself heading to jail, joining a long list of Chicago politicians to do time.

Attorney General Pressured To Examine Cases Of Alleged Torture Victims

Chicago Public Radio | Tasha Flournoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is again facing renewed pressure to examine the cases of some alleged victims of police torture. This comes aft...

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 3: The Scary Episode

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Everything on this week's episode will freak you out: From the Jon Burge Torture Timeline, to the Jennifer Hudson saga.

Chicago Police, Burge And Current Interrogation Practices

Tracy Siska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tracy Siska

For all the bellowing about the fact that more should have been done twenty years ago to stop Burge, nothing is being done to stop the illegal and abusive tactics of today.

Burge Pleads Not Guilty

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Carol Marin reports that the Fraternal Order of Police is rumored to be paying for Burge's criminal defense. Burge lawyer Bill Gamboney said o...

State's Attorney Candidates Clash At Debate

Chicago Sun-Times | Rummana Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

he three Cook County state's attorney hopefuls weighed in on the recent federal indictment of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge in a televised deb...

Daley Sarcastic About Burge Torture

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Thursday issued a sarcastic blanket apology for the alleged torture of suspects by former Chicago Police Lt. Jon Burge. "The best way ...

Police Torture and Mayor Daley

Rob Warden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rob Warden

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald finally has done what Richard M. Daley should have done 26 years ago: He has indicted retired Chicago Police Detective Jon Burge for leading a band of brutal white cops who tortured hundreds of African-American suspects in criminal cases.

Jon Burge Arrested In Torture Cases

AP | Mike Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Scroll down for video of Mayor Daley's response, the alleged victims speaking out, U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald explaining the charges and more ba...

Jon Burge Indictment

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge was arrested Tuesday morning on perjury and obstruction of justice charges related to a civil case about whe...

Jon Burge, The Olympics and Torture in Chicago

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Monroe Anderson

In a quixotic quest for justice, a civil rights group is out to expose America's third-largest city as, according to an attorney, "the torture capital of the world."