Monthly Archives: April 2010

Save the Date: June 17th for Annual Golf Outing

The Local’s  Annual Golf Outing is being planned for June 17, 2010 at Water’s Edge Golf Course located at 11605 S. Harlem Avenue, Worth, Illinois.  We are limiting play to 72 golfers (18) foursomes. There will be a shotgun start so all will finish at roughly  the same time.  All golfers should be at the course […]

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UNION’S SUMMER PARTY SET FOR AUGUST 18 AT NAVY PIER

The Union’s Summer party has been scheduled for August 18th this year at the beer garden at Navy Pier.  For those of you who attended last year’s event, you will remember that we received great treatment by the people on the pier and were in close proximity to the band.  For those of us who stayed to […]

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Important Announcement About the Accurate Seniority List Committee

Here is a message from Sara Spivy, the chair of the Local’s newly commissioned  Accurate Seniority List Committee: The time has come not for you to ask what your union can do for you, but what you can do for your union. As many of you know, the current Seniority List is inaccurate.  Not only […]

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Ryan B. Carlsen Wins Jack Carey Scholarship for Summer 2010

The selection committee of the Jack Carey Scholarship has chosen Ryan B. Carlsen as the winner of for the  Summer 2010 award. Ryan is a graduate of Northwestern University where he majored in History.  He is finishing his second year at Loyola University of Chicago Law School and has been clerking at the People’s Law […]

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WAS THE DOPE IN A GRILL OR BY A TREE? A PRIMER ON IMPROPER REHABILITATION WITH PRIOR CONSISTENT STATEMENTS

  Chicago Police Officer Carey testified that he observed Tony McWhite obtain suspect narcotics on four occasions from a cigarette box inside a “garbage can type” barbeque grill.  But alas, the vice case report makes no mention of the grill and instead notes that Tony “relocated to a large tree…bent down, and picked up a green-white Newport […]

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“I’M NOT AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER” WILL NO LONGER CUT IT

    Juan Padilla, a native of Honduras and a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. for more than 40 years and Vietnam U.S. army veteran, was charged with transporting a large amount of bud in his rig in Kentucky.  His attorney told him not to worry about the immigration consequences of his plea because “he […]

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JURY GUILTY VERDICT OF MURDER REVERSED ON REASONABLE DOUBT!

  In an interesting opinion by  recently appointed JUSTICE LAVIN, our Appellate Court finds that defendant’s conviction for murder and 36 years IDOC sentence based on the theory of accontability must be reversed because there was a total absence of evidence against the alleged actual offenders. Justice LAVIN joined by J Toomin and Howse finds that the […]

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