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Madeline Buckley

Indianapolis, IN, United States

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Recent articles by Madeline:

Chicago police lieutenant accused of shoving flashlight between teen’s buttocks during arrest found not guilty

Lt. Wilfredo Roman, 46, was charged with felony counts of aggravated battery and official misconduct after Cook County prosecutors alleged he used unjustifiable force on a 17-year-old during his arrest for carjacking on Feb. 9, 2021. A Cook County judge on Monday found the Chicago police lieutenant not guilty, → Read More

New prosecutors assigned in case of 2011 slaying of CPD officer amid increasing scrutiny

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office assigned new prosecutors to try three defendants charged in the 2011 slaying of an off-duty Chicago Police officer amid increasing scrutiny of the decade-long prosecution. → Read More

Boy, 16, shot and killed in Des Plaines

Des Plaines police officers were called to the 1300 block of Perry Street for reports of gunfire around 9:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found the teen lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said. → Read More

With abolition of cash bail halted, Cook County’s pretrial proceedings continue following old rules

Proceedings at 26th and California go relatively smoothly one day after high court paused plans to eliminate cash bail. → Read More

Kankakee County judge finds that elimination of cash bail provision in SAFE-T Act is unconstitutional

A Kankakee County judge has found a key provision of Illinois’ sweeping criminal justice law is unconstitutional, potentially rolling back a controversial measure that would eliminate the use of cash bail as of New Year’s Day, according to a copy of the judge’s ruling obtained by the Tribune. → Read More

‘About life and death’: Community members slam Chicago Police Department’s reform efforts

In what is now a familiar refrain in Chicago, residents told alarming stories Tuesday to a federal judge about what they described as racist and traumatic encounters with Chicago police officers. → Read More

Illinois Democrats say they’ve held onto big legislative majorities in first general election without ex-Speaker Madigan

In their first general election following the departure of indicted ex-Speaker Michael Madigan, Illinois House and Senate Democrats declared Tuesday they held onto their supermajorities as Republicans struggled to gain ground throughout the state. → Read More

Man who claimed abuse by Burge detectives had sentence commuted, but a prosecutor now alleges ‘three-state crime spree’ after his release

Gerald Reed’s case took another pivot Tuesday when a special prosecutor retrying his double murder case asked a judge to set bond for him on charges related to new alleged crimes in three states. → Read More

Domestic violence charges against Cook County judge dropped

Prosecutors have dropped domestic violence charges against a Cook County judge after the complaining witness decided not to testify in the case, according to court records. → Read More

Jury finds Chicago man guilty in slaying of six members of same family in 2016 Gage Park case

Diego Uribe Cruz was found guilty Wednesday of killing six family members in their Gage Park bungalow. The verdict put to rest a years-old case that horrified Chicagoans when chilling details of the mass slaying were released to the public. → Read More

Judge throws out convictions of 8 people with cases connected to disgraced former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts

A Cook County judge on Monday threw out convictions for eight people whose cases were related to former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts and his crew. → Read More

Runners feel shortchanged after Sunday half-marathon was shortened by a half-mile

Organizers of the HOKA Chicago Half Marathon shortened the course to about 12.6 miles after being directed to do so by the city of Chicago, they said in an email to runners. → Read More

50 years ago, two Loop-bound trains crashed, killing 45 and injuring more than 300. Survivors don’t want people to forget.

The survivors mourn friends who died and wonder why they lived. They think about the outsize impact of small decisions or random twists of fate, like choosing where to sit. → Read More

50 years ago, two Loop-bound trains crashed, killing 45 and injuring more than 300. Survivors don’t want people to forget.

The survivors mourn friends who died and wonder why they lived. They think about the outsize impact of small decisions or random twists of fate, like choosing where to sit. → Read More

Chicago mops up after quick, heavy rains flood homes, businesses and roads

In some area 4.5 inches of rain fell Sunday, overwhelming storm sewers and flooding basements and roads. → Read More

Gun rights group files suit against Highland Park, Naperville targeting assault weapons bans

The National Foundation for Gun Rights also filed suit against the states of Connecticut, Hawaii and Massachusetts. → Read More

Report paints ‘bleak picture’ of perceptions of Chicago police among young Black and Latino men

Participants in the most recent survey reported most of their interactions with police were negative experiences, even when no enforcement actions were taken. → Read More

A staple in Chicago for years, drag events for kids targeted by far-right groups

Kid-friendly drag performances and story hours have been held in Chicago for years, particularly during Pride Week in June. The events, replete with colorful costumes and makeup, offer children a chance to see free expression and broken-down gender norms, according to those that host them. → Read More

Colleges, students respond to end of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID vaccine mandate

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an end to vaccine mandates for colleges on Wednesday, though some schools plan to keep mandates instated for the upcoming school year. → Read More

‘The virus is not done with us yet’: New COVID-19 variants better evade antibodies, doctors say

Two new variants of the virus appear to more easily evade immune protection from prior infections, meaning even some who have recovered from a case of COVID-19 in recent months may become a clean slate for the virus. The vaccines remain effective in largely preventing hospitalizations and death, doctors say. → Read More