Kane County State’s Attorney
A series of bomb threats have forced the evacuation of three Kane County courthouses.
One suburban Chicago community is taking a street gang to court — not to criminal court, as is the standard practice nationwide — but to civil court.
McMahon 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 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.
Kane County prosecutors say asking a judge to vacate a man’s 2002 murder conviction was “the right thing to do.”