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Aldermen Seek To Protect Military Personnel Under Hate Crime OrdinanceThe proposal approved in committee on Tuesday would add active and prior military personnel to those protected by the city’s hate crime ordinance.
E15 Mandate Resurfaces A Month After $20,000 Contribution To AldermanOne month after receiving a $20,000 contribution from one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol, Chicago’s most powerful alderman on Wednesday breathed new life into his plan to require Chicago gas stations to offer motorists a higher ethanol blend of fuel known as E-15.
Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations FundSurvivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.
City Council Panel Backs $13M In SettlementsAldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.
Aldermen, Chefs Call For Ban On Non-Therapeutic Use Of AntibioticsSeveral top Chicago chefs and an influential alderman have joined the call for Congress to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock, saying the practice can hasten the spread of so-called “superbugs.”
City Council Panel OKs $5M Settlement In Severed Leg CaseFirst Deputy Corporation Counsel Leslie Darling told the Finance Committee that 24-year-old Edwin Hill was severely injured while waiting for a bus on the South Side in November 2008.
City To Pay $325K To Man Beaten By Cop, Falsely Charged With DUI Chicago taxpayers will spend $325,000 to compensate a hemophiliac falsely charged with DUI, then beaten by a Chicago Police officer while handcuffed to a metal bar in a holding room.
Finance Committee Backs Nearly $33M In Settlements Of Police LawsuitsA Chicago City Council Committee has given preliminary approval to nearly $33 million dollars in settlements of two high-profile cases of alleged police misconduct.
Aldermen Back $950K Settlement For Police Torture Claim In 1951 Rape caseThe City Council on Wednesday will likely approve a $950,000 settlement for a one-time bible student who claimed he confessed to a 1951 rape after he was tortured by police.
Spat May Be Brewing Between U.S. Attorney's Office, City Council Finance CommitteeA legal battle may be brewing between the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Chicago City Council Finance Committee.
Committee Backs $3.6M Settlement For Wrongful ConvictionThe City Council Finance Committee has given preliminary approval to $3.6 million settlement, in a case which put a man behind bars for nearly a decade for an attack he didn’t commit.
Council Panel OKs Nearly $4M In Settlements Over Police LawsuitsThe City Council’s Finance Committee has approved millions of dollars in settlements of lawsuits stemming from deaths of people who were being held in police lockups and other alleged police misconduct.
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