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Washington Post

“In some cases it could be that some prospective jurors do not want to sit on a six-week jury trial that will be in the public eye,” said Nancy S. Marder, jury expert professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. “They might have such strong feelings because the defendant is in the public eye. Or, it might be that New Yorkers are not afraid to express their strongly held views. But in either case, this is exactly what should happen.”

Chicago Tribune

Should Democratic primary victor Eileen O’Neill Burke ultimately win the state's attorney's office, she would quickly face formulating her own reform agenda, making cases to tamp down Chicago’s persistent gun violence, and running an office struggling with morale issues. “As much as numbers have gone down, the amount of street crime is extraordinarily high and has a tremendous impact on the community,” said Richard Kling, a clinical professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.


There are two paths by which prosecution and defense may seek to remove or strike prospective jurors. The first is “for cause,” which means for a stated and qualified reason such as bias. The second is "peremptory," which means the prosecution or defense doesn’t need to give a reason, said Nancy S. Marder, a jury scholar and professor at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The cause strikes are unlimited, but the peremptory strikes for each side are capped based on the level of felony charges in this case. In Trump’s trial, they’re set at 10 for each side of the regular jurors.

The Baltimore Banner

Illinois Institute of Technology Engineering Professor Gongkang Fu questioned whether it would be feasible to design a bridge to withstand the type of allision, a moving object striking a stationary object, that occurred between the Dali and the Key Bridge, given how costly such fortification would likely be. “That doesn’t mean that we shy away from our responsibilities as bridge engineers,” Fu said. “We can improve, but I don’t think it’s going to be feasible to prevent that kind of thing from happening.”

Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Public Schools juniors and seniors could trim two years off the time it takes to earn a college degree in a new dual-enrollment program with City Colleges of Chicago and Illinois Institute of Technology. The Runway 606 program, starting this fall, will allow any CPS student with a 2.5 GPA to apply for dual enrollment with City Colleges of Chicago and a pathway to earn a technology-based degree at Illinois Institute of Technology.