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The fine line between jail and bail

“A driver who allegedly dragged a Chicago cop for several blocks with her car during a traffic stop in River North this week got out of jail by posting just $5,000 bond after a court hearing, according to court records.” […]

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Former Chicago alderman sentenced to prison, but not yet

“A former Chicago alderman nicknamed “Fast Eddie” for his backroom dealing was sentenced Friday by a federal judge to 18 months in prison for tax evasion.” Here’s the part that makes me shake my head: “After sentencing Vrdolyak, U.S. District […]

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A tax on all your boxes

“With the pandemic bringing a host of financial problems Chicago’s way, 11th Ward Alderman Patrick Daley Thompson proposed a ground delivery tax.” The city’s never-ending search for ways into residents’ pockets goes on. Not content with taxing the contents of […]