Posts tagged "Gary McCarthy"

Race, poverty and politics: NATO and Chicago's finest; 3rd-party candidate talks politics; Medicaid cuts pass House

As the city winds down from a weekend of riot police and protesters, different takes on the NATO summit are emerging. Despite claims of police abuse during the NATO summit, much of Chicago media has lionized Chicago Police Department superintendent Gary McCarthy. The Chicago Sun-Times ran a cover story saying “the city has a new... Read more »

Tweaks to Cook County drug law swap jail time for fines

Tweaks to Cook County drug law swap jail time for fines
Some proposed tweaks to a Cook County drug law not only replaces jail time with fines for minor offenses, but furthers Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s drive to change how low-level offenders are charged. The amendment, introduced at Tuesday’s board meeting, would replace arrests and possible jail time with fines spanning $200-$500 for a... Read more »