Judge Agrees To Appoint Special Prosecutor In Laquan McDonald Murder CaseA Cook County judge has agreed to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the murder case against Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, charged in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Anita Alvarez Wants To Be Taken Off Laquan McDonald Murder CaseIn a surprise reversal Thursday, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez asked to recuse herself and her office from the murder case against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014.
Officer In Laquan McDonald Case Wants To Skip Some Court AppearancesChicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke has asked a Cook County judge to excuse him from attending status hearings in his murder case, due to threats he has received over the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Small Group Of Activists Celebrate Ouster Of Anita Alvarez Outside Cook County Criminal CourtA small band of activists who worked to defeat the re-election bid of Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez celebrated Wednesday on the steps to the Criminal Courts complex, at 2600 S. California Ave.
Emanuel: Alvarez's Defeat A Sign Voters Want Police ReformMayor Rahm Emanuel says he sees no direct message to him in the results of Tuesday’s Illinois primary elections, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Former Governor Pat Quinn Endorses Kim Foxx In Cook County State's Attorney RaceFormer Governor Pat Quinn is picking sides in the Cook County state’s attorney race, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
Laquan McDonald Case Looms Large Over State's Attorney DebateThree women running to be Cook County's top prosecutor appeared Friday night during a televised debate. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Group Wants Special Prosecutor To Take Over Laquan McDonald CaseA group of civil rights attorneys, elected officials, and civil rights activists has filed a petition asking a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the Laquan McDonald murder case, claiming Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez can’t be trusted to oversee the matter.
Alvarez Defends Handling Of Laquan McDonald CaseThe incumbent Cook County State's Attorney appeared before the Chicago Tribune editorial board, with her two Democratic opponents.
Attorneys For Newly Released Chicago Man: Why Did It Take So Long?Ben Bakers says he was railroaded by a corrupt Chicago cop, one who was later disgraced. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Cook County Democrats Back Foxx In State's Attorney RaceShifting gears in the wake of the Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal, Cook County Democrats have endorsed challenger Kim Foxx in the race for State’s Attorney against incumbent Anita Alvarez, who took more than a year to charge a Chicago police officer with McDonald’s murder.
Cook County Democrats Consider Endorsement In State's Attorney RaceThe re-election campaign of Chicago's top prosecutor could face a setback Thursday when local Democratic leaders meet to decide whether to endorse a candidate in the race amid the city's ongoing police shooting scandal.