Monthly Archives: September 2010

Early Autumn Update

Summer’s over and we are now gearing up for an exciting and challenging Fall.   Here is an update on some things we have been talking about in the past and a look at some topics that are important to you. Survey   I know that many of the members thought that the office made a poor and insulting […]

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RARE “TIME CUT” ORDERED DUE TO TRIAL COURT’S NEGLECT OF DUTY

Defendant Laquita Calhoun and some friends beat to death one Alonzo Jones because they thought Jones had molested Calhoun’s child.   Associate Judge Stanley Sacks sentenced Laquita Calhoun to the maximum sentence of 60 years IDOC for murder and 7 years consecutive for kidnapping after a jury trial, finding that he had “never seen a more horrendous vicious […]

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UNUSUAL SUCCESSFUL CHALLENGE TO A WARRANT

Suppose evidence was seized from your client during the execution of a signed search warrant and further suppose that you do not have a Franks issue. You might think its time to move on to a plea or trial but wait!  If the sworn complaint for search warrant did not set out a showing of […]

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INADMISSIBLE PRIOR LEADS TO REMAND IN BENCH TRIAL

Chicago Police Detective Johnson testified in a bench trial before the Hon. Lawrence Fox (Ret.) that he saw defendant David Sanchez throw a bag of cocaine out of an apartment window. Sanchez testified that he had no cocaine in his apartment or that he threw it out the window. The parties stipulated to the prior conviction […]

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Run-off Election for Trustee

NOTICE: What? There will be a run-off election held to determine who will be one of three Trustees for Local 3315. The Trustee’s term will be two years in duration. Who? The candidates listed in alphabetical order are: Kevin Ochalla, and Rosa Silva. When and Where? The election will be held on October 12, 2010 […]

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