Monthly Archives: December 2007

What the Tribune Editorial Board Won’t Print

The members of this local are tired of reading the onslaught of editorials from the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board in recent days which advocate across the board cuts to the County’s budget and oppose any tax increase.  The Tribune has characterized county workers as folks who are “whining” about the budget.  The fact is that […]

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New Report About Our System of Justice in Cook

The Chicago Appleseed organization just published a report on the functioning of our felony courts system in Cook County.  The report was based on a 2-year review of the system.  This report discusses the public defender system, in part, and makes recommendations for reforms to our system.  The bottom line conclusion of the report is […]

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Union’s Intervenor Petition

Many members have asked to see the Petition to Intervene in the lawsuit filed by special assistant state’s attorney William Hooks on behalf of Cook County Public Defender Edwin Burnette and the Law Office against President Stroger and some of his staff.  We are able at this time to provide you with a pdf version […]

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