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Justin Madden

Chicago's detective force dwindles as murder rate soars

Aug 24 2016

CHICAGO Every two weeks, Cynthia Lewis contacts the detectives investigating the homicide of her brother on Chicago's south side almost a year ago.

Seven Chicago officers face firing for role in 2014 shooting of teen

Aug 18 2016

CHICAGO Chicago's police superintendent has recommended that seven officers be fired after they were accused of lying about the details of a black teenager's fatal shooting by a white officer in 2014, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Chicago police ordered to search personal emails about fatal shooting

Aug 16 2016

CHICAGO The Chicago Police Department must search the personal emails of officers discussing the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in 2014, according to an opinion by Illinois' attorney general made public on Tuesday.

Conviction overturned for case spotlighted in 'Making a Murderer'

Aug 13 2016

A federal judge on Friday overturned the murder conviction of one of two Wisconsin men serving life sentences for the 2005 slaying of a freelance photographer in a case spotlighted in the popular Netflix television documentary "Making a Murderer."

US judge upholds 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois governor

Aug 09 2016

CHICAGO A federal judge on Tuesday upheld the 14-year prison sentence for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich despite his emotional plea for leniency after an appeals court had set aside part of his public corruption conviction.

U.S. judge upholds 14-year prison sentence of former Illinois governor

Aug 09 2016

CHICAGO A federal judge on Tuesday upheld the 14-year prison sentence for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich despite his emotional plea for leniency after an appeals court had set aside part of his public corruption conviction.

Michigan prosecutor charges six in Flint water scandal

Jul 29 2016

DETROIT Six Michigan state employees were charged on Friday in an investigation into dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint's drinking water.

Teens in Slenderman case should be tried as adults -Wisconsin court

Jul 27 2016

A Wisconsin appeals court ruled on Wednesday that two teenage girls should be tried as adults on charges they attempted to kill a classmate by stabbing her repeatedly to please a fictional Internet character named Slenderman.

Atheist group sues Kansas City, Missouri, over Baptist convention

Jul 26 2016

An atheist group has sued Kansas City, Missouri, charging that plans to use $65,000 in tourism tax dollars to assist in an upcoming Baptist convention violates guarantees in the U.S. Constitution separating church and state.

Man shot by Chicago police officers wants cops fired

Jul 25 2016

CHICAGO A man who was shot by Chicago police last year said on Monday he wants the officers fired from the department, days after the city's law enforcement watchdog issued a rare finding that the shooting was unjustified.

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