There is a big debate in the far South Side Hegewisch neighborhood over a convicted cop killer who was allowed to coach kids’ baseball.
Joey Mathews can still name all five men convicted of killing his father, Chicago Police Officer John Mathews, in Hegewisch 26 years ago, and he’s furious one of them has been coaching youth baseball in the same neighborhood, years after finishing his prison sentence.
Eighteen uniformed officers planned to present a silent but visible opposition to early release for three men serving lengthy prison terms for killing police officers in the 1970s.
Anytime an inmate convicted of killing a Chicago police officer comes up for parole, officers go to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to stand for the fallen.
A jury on Wednesday found a second man guilty in the murder of a Chicago Police officer in 2009.
A busload of Chicago police officers headed to Springfield Thursday to oppose parole for a convicted cop killer.
A Chicago Police officer who shot and wounded a cop killer nearly two years ago now finds himself fighting for his life.
Ronald Del Raine has spent 43 years in prison for killing two Northlake police officers during a bank robbery. Wounded cop wants to keep him behind bars.