Ford is urging supporters to show up at hearing downtown.
As he faces a 17-count indictment on bank fraud and related charges, State Rep. LaShawn Ford could find he still has a lot of community support. According to oakpark.com, an event page on Facebook is urging supporters of the 8th District representative to show up at his arraignment, slated for 9:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Everett Dirksen Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St. The presiding judge at that hearing will be Rebecca Pallmeyer. A federal grand jury on Nov. 29 Thursday indicted the Chicago Democrat in connection with allegedly trying to fraudulently obtain a $500,000 increase and a two-year extension on a line of credit from the failed ShoreBank. He also allegedly tried to obtain multiple advances by making false statements about his …
The man charged with the murder of 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin has entered a plea of not guilty.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Sabrina Wu
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
John L. Wilson, Jr., the man charged with the murder of a Lyons Township teen, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. At his arraignment Wednesday morning, Wilson's attorney made a third petition to have Wilson remanded to the custody of the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Wilson is currently being held at the Pontiac Correctional Facility, located about 100 miles south of Chicago on I-55. His attorney, Naperville-based John Paul Carroll, said the distance to the correctional facility and the procedures that must be followed, make it difficult for him to talk to his client. "It is very difficult for me to mount a defense in this case," Carroll said in court Wednesday. "I have never experienced representing a person charged with …