With a half-dozen new judges appointed to preside in bond court — now called the Pre-Trial Division — the usually brisk pace of bond hearings slowed.
For North Siders of Irish descent with roots in County Mayo, Cubs’ World Series win stokes hopes of ending Mayo’s curse in Gaelic football Sunday.
A homeless encampment underneath a Lake Shore Drive viaduct in Uptown will have to clear out in time for construction on the overpass on Monday.
Judge John Kirby will head the newly renamed Pre-Trial Division— which had been called Central Bond Court.
The men said they all had repressed memories of the abuse until just months ago.
In each case, the men say they were shaken down for cash or drugs by the rogue officers, and were arrested on bogus charges if they refused to pay.
The county’s cash bond system has been under attack from powerful political figures, including Sheriff Tom Dart and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
The judge made the determination after a court hearing over several days.
“If they don’t want to do something, either step back for a special prosecutor, or indict,” Emmett Farmer said.
Wood’s testimony set up a duel of experts for Judge Dennis Porter, who will have to rule whether McCormack can be held in state custody indefinitely.
Daniel McCormack, who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing five young boys, has remained at a state mental hospital in downstate Rushville.
Klint Kelley will be in federal court here this afternoon, police officials said while touting the least-violent Labor Day weekend in three years.
“We’re going to make sure we’re going to have a full school year and full school day,” Emanuel said.
The victim, Kejuan Thomas, lived in Parkway Gardens, but frequently traveled the six miles to Bradley Park because he felt it was safer, friends said.
Former CPD Officer Gildardo Sierra shot and killed Flint Farmer in the back as the unarmed man fled from Sierra and his partner in June 2011.