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Anthony Abbate Trial: Ex-Chicago Cop Takes The Stand In Police Culture Beating Case

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    (AP) - Allegations of a culture in which Chicago police jump to protect fellow officers accused of wrongdoing are at the heart of a federal civil trial that began Monday, pitting the victim of a barroom beating by an off-duty officer against the city.

    The trial stems from the 2007 pummeling of bartender Karolina Obrycka by then-police officer

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    • Written by The Chicago Defender
    • Category: Chicago

    Taste of Chicago Didn't Break Even: Report

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      Three months after city officials declared the shortened Taste of Chicago a success, new numbers suggest the annual food festival remains in the red.

      The revamped, five-day Taste didn't come close to breaking even, the cultural affairs commissioner told the Chicago Sun-Times. Commissioner Michelle Boone noted the city paid $6 million to host the

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      • Written by The Chicago Defender
      • Category: Chicago