Tag Archives: Illinois

Cook County Jail, America’s Largest Mental-Health Facility

By Matt Ford It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their turn before a judge, you wouldn’t be able to tell. Pre-bail processing here takes place entirely … Continue reading

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Chicago Just Became the First U.S. City to Pay Reparations to Victims of Police Torture

By Araz Hachadourian In 2005 Standish Willis, a lawyer from Chicago, was home with a broken ankle. He was working on the case of a man who claimed that, years ago, he had been tortured by police. On the radio … Continue reading

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How Two Newspaper Reporters Helped Free an Innocent Man

By Maurice Possley During nearly 25 years as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune, I received hundreds of requests for help from convicted defendants. None was more compelling than the hand-printed letter from Daniel Taylor, a 25-year-old inmate at Stateville … Continue reading

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Our Economy Needs More Action, Fewer Words From Obama

By Imara Jones Today in his home state of Illinois, President Obama returned to the topic that is Americans’ number one priority but where he’s struggled to make progress: the economy. With Black and Latino joblessness in double-digits and wealth … Continue reading

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Chase unit takes stake in Ebony publisher

This is potentially fantastic news-as long as JP Morgan Chase’s Special Investments Group does not attempt to yield editorial influence on its investment. The investment JP Morgan Chase has made will allow Johnson Publishing to execute its plan to expand their brands and recapture … Continue reading

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Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley: Flood Cairo, Illinois To Save Farmland

I am absolutely OUTRAGED by Steve Tilley’s statement. It was grossly racist, irresponsible, and insensitive. As a publicly elected official he needs to be held accountable. Missouri House Speaker Steve Tilley: Flood Cairo, Illinois To Save Farmland.

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Asbestos Dumped In A Field In Impoverished Black Township

Among the many words that comes to mind after reading this the one that is safe for general reading is HORRENDOUS! Asbestos Dumped In A Field In Impoverished Black Township.

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