Monthly Archives: October 2010

SURVEILLANCE LOCATION MUST BE REVEALED IF “RELEVANT AND HELPFUL” TO THE DEFENSE AT TRIAL

In a case likely to effect many trials involving surveillance testimony, our Appellate Court by JUSTICE (now Supreme Court Justice) THEIS overturned the conviction of Robert Price by finding plain error when the trial court sustained the State’s objections to questions by defense counsel regarding the exact location of the surveillance officer in a common […]

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Rosa Silva Wins Run-Off for Trustee

Rosa Silva (26th) won the run-off election for local trustee by getting 60% of the votes cast in the race.  Rosa joins the two other trustees of the local, Paul Bellendir (HTF) and Beatriz Santiago (JUV).

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AFSCME and the Office Join Forces to Block Access to Employee Evaluations

News from Legislative Liason for the Office, Steven Baker: The Office of the Cook County Public Defender will join with Council 31 during the upcoming veto session, in opposition to the Governor’s Amendatory Veto of HB5154.  Public employees should be “all in” or “all out” on the quesion of access to “performance evaluations.”  Records of […]

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