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Megan Crepeau
Chicago Tribune reporter covering criminal courts. exec board/bargaining committee. Dog person. mcrepeau@chicagotribune.com
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Megan Crepeau Nov 15
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Megan Crepeau Nov 15
ah yes. The sheep cartoon is very close to my heart.
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Jason Meisner Nov 13
Legendary Chicago defense attorney Ed Genson told a federal judge today he was likely making his final appearance at the Dirksen courthouse. Genson, 77, began wrapping up his career after falling ill last yr. He’s repped R.Kelly, Conrad Black, earthy Outfit guys, the list goes on
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Robert Cohen Nov 10
Weary of having to defend payment for news, I took a crack at this after the umpteenth person, a mortgage banker, wrote complaining about the paywall and saying he had "a good excuse to get his news elsewhere." Might be my new form letter.
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Joshua McKerrow Nov 9
The CEO of Tribune made $8 million in 2016. Assume thats a work year of 2080 hours. He spent three hours at the memorial service we held for our dead friends. Where he looked us in the eye and said he would not forget us. He made at least $11,538 in those three hours.
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Charlie J. Johnson 🌭 Nov 9
"As you may recall, one of our company’s values is People First." Shreds how on Monday we asked them to make a moral choice on behalf of their employees and the city of Chicago and they were like “actually, some of you need to quit or we’ll fire ppl again” on Friday.
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Megan Crepeau Nov 7
Replying to @crepeau
This essentially means the union will stop referring officers in need of legal assitance to the attorney, Dan Herbert -- who is himself a former Chicago cop.
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Megan Crepeau Nov 7
confirmed -- the local FOP cut ties this week with Jason Van Dyke's attorney, apparently citing dissatisfaction with the way he handled the case
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Megan Crepeau Nov 6
at my polling place: a guy outside collecting signatures for Bill Daley, two old ladies doing tai chi in the lobby. A very Bridgeport scene.
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Mary Schmich Nov 5
For the sake of Chicago, let's hope this message is heard and heeded.
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Chicago Tribune Guild Nov 5
The Chicago Tribune Guild has sent the following letter to Tribune Publishing's Board of Directors as the board prepares to choose the company's new owner. "We need an owner with vision, who understands there’s still a way to make money in newspapers and do it with integrity."
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Charlie J. Johnson 🌭 Nov 2
Tribune Publishing gets bids from McClatchy, Donerail Group and AIM Media, a smaller Texas firm. McClatchy likely to combine operations with other metros, Donerail appears likely to put some papers on the store shelf.
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Chicago Tribune Guild Nov 1
We’re eager to bargain with any new owner. Hopefully it’s someone as invested in quality journalism as we are.
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Megan Crepeau Oct 31
There is a very small child in the courthouse hallway dressed as a vampire, complete with fake teeth and a tiny cape. Happy Halloween from all of us here at 26th and Cal.
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Megan Crepeau Oct 31
Replying to @crepeau
At this rate he won't be sentenced until after the holidays
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Megan Crepeau Oct 31
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His attorney told us afterward he's isolated in jail, reading a lot, doing dips and pushups in his cell. Back in court Dec. 14.
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Megan Crepeau Oct 31
Replying to @StacyStClair
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Stacy St. Clair Oct 31
Replying to @StacyStClair
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the state revoked Jason Van Dyke's police certification after his conviction so he is no longer a police officer. He remains an unpaid, suspended employee of the CPD until the police board officially rules on his termination.
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Megan Crepeau Oct 31
Replying to @crepeau
Motions filed today: defense asking judge to essentially overrule the jury’s verdict and acquit Van Dyke, and the defense’s request for a new trial altogether. That first one is unusual, the second pretty standard.
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Megan Crepeau Oct 31
Replying to @crepeau
Very brief hearing. Judge Gaughan set the next court date for 12/14, arguments on the post-trial motions Van Dyke's attorneys filed today.
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