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Woman Charged With Fatally Beating Her 5-Year-Old Stepdaughter

(STMW) — A woman has been charged with beating her 5-year-old stepdaughter to death Thursday at their South Chicago neighborhood apartment.

Lisamarie Villasana, 27, was ordered held without bond on Saturday for the alleged attack that left Verna Tobicoe dead of blunt force trauma, according to Chicago Police, the Cook County medical examiner’s office and court records. 142 more words


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Racial Disparity Concerns for State's Attorney Alvarez' New Policy and Other Avenues of Reform

On Monday, April 20, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced three changes in the way her office responds to drug crime. These changes, though neutral on their face, pose a great risk of increasing racial disparity in an already deeply unfair system. 1,014 more words

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Stop spreading the dog flu

This week on the Steve Dale’s Pet World, back with us on the show again is our beloved friend Cook County Director of the Department of Animal & Rabies Control, Dr. 32 more words

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Chicago public mental Health clinics by the numbers

In 2012 the Chicago Department of Public Health closed six of its 12 public mental health clinics, generating massive outcry and the occupation of one clinic. 100 more words


Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey Pushes Anti-Sweatshop Ordinance

CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner has introduced a measure that would require county uniforms and other goods be produced in humane conditions.

Modeled after an anti-sweatshop law in Chicago, the ordinance proposed by Commissioner John Fritchey (D-12th) would require companies that sell goods and clothing to the county to sign affidavits asserting they and their subcontractors are free of sweatshop labor. 256 more words


Chicago police officer cleared in shooting death of unarmed woman

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has found a Chicago police detective not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed woman.

Cook County Judge Dennis Porter, in a directed verdict Monday, ruled the state had failed to prove recklessness on the part of 46-year-old Officer Dante Servin in the March 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. 119 more words