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Wednesday, Jan 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Will Koschman Case Get Special Prosecutor?

Will Koschman Case Get Special Prosecutor?

A Mount Prospect mother may have a better idea Wednesday if she'll get her wish for a special prosecutor to look into a seven-year-old homicide case involving former Mayor Richard Daley's nephew. Read »

Thursday, Jan 5, 2012 at 2:57 AM
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By BJ Lutz, Charlie Wojciechowski

Judge to Hear Koschman Special Prosecutor Case in March

Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's office appears to be preparing to fight call for special prosecutor. Read »

Thursday, Dec 15, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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By Carol Marin, Don Moseley

Special Prosecutor Requested in Koschman Case

More than seven years after 21-year old David Koschman of Mount Prospect was killed during a fight on Division Street, the MacArthur Justice Center is asking that a Special Prosecutor be named to probe... Read »

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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By Marcus Riley

Two Towns Accused of Stealing Cook County Taxes

Kankakee, Channahon accused of participating in kickback scheme. Read »

Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at 1:10 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Why Pot Prosecution Drains the System

Why Pot Prosecution Drains the System

Fourteen states have changed the punishment for marijuana possession from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction. Yet possession cases keep clogging up Illinois courtrooms. Read »

Thursday, Mar 24, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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By Carol Marin, Don Moseley, Tim Novak

Koschman Death Needs New Look: Alvarez

Cook County State's Attorney calls for independent investigation into homicide involving mayor's nephew. Read »

Thursday, Feb 24, 2011 at 2:39 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Quinn Signs Organized Retail Theft Bill

Quinn Signs Organized Retail Theft Bill

Illinois has lost out on $77 million in taxes because of thefts, says Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 8, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Alvarez, Preckwinkle Battle Over Budget Cuts

Alvarez, Preckwinkle Battle Over Budget Cuts

County Board President accuses State's Attorney of reneging on deal. Read »

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