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Former Ill. inmate to collect millions

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Lawyers for Madison Hobley say the former Illinois death row inmate is moving ahead to collect $6.5 million in a legal settlement with the city of Chicago.

Chicago to settle alleged torture case

CHICAGO, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago tentatively has agreed to pay nearly $20 million to four African-American men allegedly tortured by police, it was reported Saturday.

Chicago to settle police-torture suit

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The city of Chicago has reportedly reached an agreement with four men who allegedly were tortured for their confessions by former police commander Jon Burge.

Chicago mayor ordered to give deposition

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been ordered to answer questions under oath about police misconduct when he served as Cook County state's attorney. The ruling by U.S. Magistrate Geraldine Soat Brown comes in the case of a pardoned death row inmate who,

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Act fast with those wrongful arrest suits

CHICAGO, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said former murder convict Andre Wallace waited too long to sue Chicago for wrongful arrest.

Ill. governor pardons four on death row

CHICAGO, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Illinois Gov. George Ryan prepared Friday to clean out his state's death row, ordering three condemned inmates released from prison and saying a fourth inmate probably should be free as well.
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