Restorative Justice Brings a New Mayor to the City of Markham, Illinois

There’s a new mayor in Markham, Illinois, and he is making history. Longtime Markham resident, former fire chief for Markham and current fire chief for suburban Country Club Hills, Roger Agpawa won the mayoral election 15 months ago back in April 2017 with more than 70 percent of the vote. He was not able to take his... Read more »

A First Amendment Day of Reckoning for Florida, Now is it Chicago's Turn?

When Fane Lozman of Riviera Beach City, Florida was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct at a city council meeting, he filed a federal lawsuit.  His lawsuit claim was that his arrest was more about retaliation for his criticism of public officials than about his conduct at the council meeting. According to the Lozman lawsuit, the arrest... Read more »

One for the Money, Two for the Show...

Three to make ready. And four to go. On Thursday, May 31, 2018, a much anticipated press conference was held in Springfield, IL. But let me back up a little.     In February of this year Ms. Maryann Loncar reached out to me at my former workplace, Project Six. I interviewed Ms. Loncar and consequently... Read more »