Special Prosecutor Takes Over Laquan McDonald Murder CaseA Cook County judge has appointed Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon to take over the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald.
No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse CaseMcMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.
Suburban Prosecutors: Wrongful Convictions Far Less Likely TodaySuburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.

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