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Appeals Court Says E2 Nightclub Owners Must Be Re-Sentenced

Dwain Kyles and Calvin Hollins were found guilty in 2009 of violating a judge’s order before the tragedy that they close the club’s second floor. They had received two-year prison sentences.

11/18/2013

A Chicago police car and command center van sit in front of the E2 nightclub on Feb. 18, 2003 in Chicago, a day after 21 people died in a stampede for the exits after a security guard used pepper spray inside the club. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against E2 Nightclub Owners In Deadly Stampede

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed an appeals court decision clearing the two owners of the former E2 nightclub of indirect criminal contempt charges, filed after 21 people died in a stampede at the club in 2003.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Chicago firefighters had to carefully pull people out of the E2 nightclub after a panicked crowd stampeded to the exit on Feb. 17, 2003, pushing against doors that opened inward. Twenty-one people died in the stampede and dozens of others were injured. (CBS File Photo)

10 Years Later: Families Still Want Closure After E2 Tragedy

It will go down in history as one of the worst tragedies this city has ever seen. Ten years ago on February 17, 2003 in the early hours of the morning, 21 people died — the result of a stampede at E2 nightclub.

02/17/2013

Authorities shut down a party at the Riff Music Lounge in the South Loop. (Credit: CBS)

Authorities Shut Down Parties At Club And Community Center

Hundreds of people poured out of two Chicago parties overnight, as firefighters discovered several code violations, and shut things down.

02/10/2013