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