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Cook County cleared to continue predatory lending, discrimination lawsuit vs HSBC

Jonathan BilykOct. 6, 2015, 5:37pm

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Cook County has standing to bring a legal action against banks for alleged racially discriminatory and predatory lending practices, meaning one of the country’s largest lenders will need to continue to mount its defense against the lawsuit in court, a federal judge has ruled. 763 more words


A Change of Heart and Mind: Thoughts on Mass Incarceration in America

At the heart of what we believe are two fundamental ideas that have huge social, political, economic as well as personal implications: imago Dei and metanoia. 800 more words


EDITORIAL: While Preckwinkle Waits for “Manna from Heaven,” More People Will Lose Their Lives to Gun Violence

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 || By Richard Boykin 

This past July, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle summoned the Cook County Board of Commissioners to approve a one per cent sales tax hike on Cook County consumers. 709 more words


Cook County Clerk David Orr: "The average people's votes are being drowned out by the billionaires and millionaires"

Cook County Clerk David Orr joins Justin to talk about his career in Chicago politics including many years as an alderman and his short stint as mayor. 25 more words

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Tribune story sheds light on Berwyn's unconstitutional DUI roadblocks

Thanks to our constitutional protections, drivers are supposed to be free from being stopped by the police unless there is either some articulable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot, or that there is an outstanding warrant for a person in the vehicle, or that the police, in their capacity as “community caretakers” see a valid reason to make an inquiry, for example, about the state of a person’s health. 931 more words


Tornado Touches Down In Will County

(CBS) — National Weather Service officials confirmed a tornado touched down in west suburban Frankfort Friday afternoon,  CBS 2 Meteorologist Steve Baskerville reports.

The tornado touched down during a roughly 30-minute tornado warning issued for parts of Will and Cook counties. 35 more words