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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert Admits To Molesting Teenagers Decades Ago, Receives 15 Months In Banking Violations Case

Dennis Hastert at today's sentencing hearing (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Dennis Hastert, former U.S. Speaker of the House, was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to 15 months in federal prison with two years of supervised release in his hush money case.  The sentence also requires the man who once was the second in line for the presidency to comply with …

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Flint 2.0? Chicago’s Water Management Commissioner Resigns Ahead Of Lead Testing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel meets with City departments and their employees and discussed the progress of current efficiency initiatives across city government aimed at improving city services, achieving cost savings and streamlining operations during briefing at Water Management Jardine facility, 1000 E. Ohio Street Thursday,  July 14, 2011. Water Management Commissioner Thomas Powers (right) during meet. | John H. White~Sun-Times.

Tom Powers announces resignation after Monday’s announcement regarding testing for lead poisoning Following the Flint Water Crisis, and coupled by growing concerns within the community about potentially elevated levels of lead throughout Chicago’s drinking water supply, The Chicago Department of Public Health announced on Monday a new initiative to test tap …

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Chicago Cop Gets Away With Molesting 9-Year Old, Judge Can’t Decide If Fondling Is Sexual

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Dennis Barnes caught kissing and fondling the child of a fellow Chicago police officer A Cook County judge opted to clear longtime Chicago police sergeant Dennis Barnes of the molestation and sexual assault of a colleague’s young daughter, convicting him instead on the far-lesser charges of misdemeanor battery. As a …

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Rahm Emanuel Calls For Federal Hate Crime Investigation Into Racial Slurs Heard Over Chicago Police Radio

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In a letter to U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked both Cook County and federal officials to investigate the racial slurs heard over Chicago Police Department radio frequencies. A male voice was first heard on March 13th saying, “typical f—ing …

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Black Lives Matter In Politics-Primaries in IL, OH Knock Out Prosecutors Obstructing Justice for Tamir Rice, Laquan McDonald

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During Democratic primaries on Tuesday, voters sent a strong message to the prosecutors responsible in the cases of Laquan McDonald and Tamir Rice.  Both the Cook County State’s Attorney in Illinois, Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty in Ohio were defeated by opponents in the democratic party. The downfall …

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#ByeAnita: Why The Cook County State’s Attorney Race Matters

Anita Alvarez, Cook County State's Attorney

I got registered & voted against Alvarez today because @AssataDaughters are fighting for their future. #ByeAnita pic.twitter.com/GsTx5APszY — Rachael Perrotta (@plussone) March 15, 2016 On Monday grassroots activists in Chicago bandaged the ailing city in paper banners to remind voters in Tuesday’s primary election to dump their top prosecutor, Anita …

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