Jon Burge

Jon Burge

Burge Slams Chicago Torture Payouts

The Chicago Sun-Times reports former police commander Jon Burge confirms he told a blogger he has trouble believing city leaders would even contemplate giving reparations to “human vermin” like the “guilty, vicious criminals” he tried to take off the streets.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Signals He Might Consider City Reparations For Police-Torture Victims

Community activists and torture victims have been stepping up pressure on the city to approve a $20 million fund for victims of police torture dating back to the 1970s.


Jon Burge

Former Police Commander Jon Burge Expected To Be Released From Prison Thursday

A former Chicago police commander in federal prison for lying about the torture of suspects by officers under his command is expected to be released Thursday, his lawyer said.



Man Convicted During Burge Era—Then Released—Back Behind Bars

A convicted felon who said he was forced to confess to a pair of murders because he was tortured by former Area 2 Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s underlings was back behind bars Tuesday for allegedly failing to register as a violent offender.


Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

South Side Man’s Rape Conviction Overturned After Decades In Prison

Stanley Wrice has been in prison for 31 years for a brutal, 1982 rape. Tuesday, a Cook County judge granted him a new trial, in part, because he was tortured into making a confession.


Jon Burge

Aldermen Want To Set Up $20M Fund For Police Torture Victims

The city has paid out more than $83 million in settlements to suspects who have claimed they were tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced Cmdr. Jon Burge, but some aldermen are pushing for an ordinance that would provide even more financial aid and other assistance to police torture victims.


Rev. Jesse Jackson

Jackson Praises Mayor’s Apology, Says More Needs To Be Done For Burge Victims

Reverend Jesse Jackson applauds Mayor Emanuel’s apology for the actions of former police Commander John Burge but says much more is needed from the City. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports.


Jon Burge

Emanuel Apologizes As City OKs $12 Million In Settlements For Torture Cases

The Chicago City Council has given final approval to $12 million in settlements for two men who say they were tortured into giving false confessions to several 1988 murders, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Jon Burge

Council Committee OKs Another Burge Torture Settlement

The City Council Finance Committee cleared the way for the city to pay another $12 million to settle two cases involving torture victims of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.


Jon Burge

City Poised To Pay Another Police-Torture Settlement

Ronald Kitchen and Marvin Reeves both spent more than 20 years in prison for murders they didn’t commit. Now, each will receive $6.15 million dollars in compensation.


Jon Burge

Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction For Lying About Torture

A federal appellate court has upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander for lying about the torture of suspects.


Jon Burge

Burge To Be Called As Witness In Wrongful Conviction Trial

Jon Burge, the disgraced former Chicago police commander convicted of lying about torture by his detectives, is expected to testify this week at the trial of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.


Jon Burge

City To Pay $7 Million To Burge Torture Victims; Daley Won’t Have To Testify

Chicago will pay millions to two victims of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s torture, while former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in the cases.


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Agrees To Testify In Burge Lawsuit

Retired Mayor Richard M. Daley has agreed to testify under oath before attorneys suing the City of Chicago about former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Mayor Daley At Wheaton College

Attorneys Push To Question Daley In Burge Torture Lawsuit

A renewed push is on to get retired Mayor Richard M. Daley to submit to a deposition about former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012


State Supreme Court Orders Hearing For Alleged Torture Victim

The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered a hearing for a convicted rapist who claims he was tortured into a false confession by detectives working for Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2012

Eric Caine

Alleged Police Torture Victim Sues Burge, City

A Chicago man freed from prison last March after 25 years has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the man he says tortured him into a false confession: former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–12/20/2011

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Federal Judge Won’t Drop Daley From Torture Lawsuit

A federal judge won’t reconsider her ruling that former Mayor Richard M. Daley can be named as a defendant in a police torture case tied to former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Scales Of Justice

State Supreme Court To Hear Convicted Rapist’s Torture Allegation

The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday regarding a convicted rapist’s effort to get a new trial, based on an alleged tortured confession.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Attorneys Demand Deposition From Daley In Burge Torture Case

Attorneys for a man who claims he was a victim of torture at the hands of police Cmdr. Jon Burge are not giving up the fight to question retired Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011