Tag: courts

A first, even for Chicago: Voters re-elect judge later found to be temporarily insane.

Well, that was before she was found not-guilty of battery for reasons of insanity,  although voters knew that she had some serious problems when they re-elected her to another six-year term. Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim had been on trial in Will County for shoving a Cook County sheriff’s deputy in the Daley Center. At least... Read more »

Gay marriage across the land: Not so darn fast

The recent legalization of same-sex marriage in New York proves that it’s no longer an issue in the United States, right? Gay marriage will eventually, but certainly, become widely accepted everywhere, right? Not if the American people have anything to say about it. So far, the question has been put directly to American voters 31... Read more »

Make judges ride the Green Line

Pan-handler Clarence Ervin encourages me to “keep taking pictures and send me the pictures” on the CTA’s Green Line Wednesday. Ervin is constantly getting in trouble with the law, has been arrested numerous times. He can be verbally and physically abusive at times. (Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / February 2, 2010) CTA riders already have... Read more »