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Tom Bevan (10/07/2018) – Carl Cannon / John Kass – The Brett Kavanaugh Vote

Tom Bevan (10/07/2018) – Carl Cannon / John Kass

Carl Cannon covers the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court story and the Senate’s vote to appoint him.  Tom updates us on the after vote fallout and what he calls the “Kavanaugh Effect” in the fall elections. The Real Clear Politics “POLL” has some surprising results and more changes might be along the way.  John Kass reviews the Jason Van Dike conviction and verdict announcement, as well as the way this case has and will impact the mayoral election.

2nd murder trial for ex-Illinois prosecutor to begin

CHICAGO (AP) — Cameras will be in the courtroom for the retrial of a former Illinois prosecutor charged with first-degree murder in the death of his first wife.

The retrial of former Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Curtis Lovelace is scheduled to begin Monday in Sangamon County. Lovelace was arrested in 2014 on charges that he suffocated 38-year-old Cory Lovelace in their Quincy home in 2006.

Lovelace says he discovered her dead in bed after he dropped their children off at school. His first trial ended with a deadlocked jury last year.

The trial was moved from Adams County in western Illinois to Sangamon County on a change of venue request and last week a judge said he would allow one video camera and two still cameras in the courtroom.

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Openings set in major Chicago gang trial focused on killings

(CHICAGO) Opening statements are slated for the biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history, offering a rare inside look at the kind of gangland activity that’s helped fuel city gun violence.

Wednesday is the attorneys’ first chance to address jurors about the charges in Chicago federal court.

Six purported leaders of the Hobos gang face racketeering charges. Prosecutors say they murdered, maimed and tortured their way into controlling lucrative drug markets on Chicago’s South Side.

One defendant is alleged gang hit man Paris Poe. Prosecutors say he killed a government witness in 2013, shooting the man at close range while his horrified step-kids screamed in the back seat of a car.

All the defendants have pleaded not guilty. If convicted, they each face maximum life prison terms.

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