The Advocate

July 14, 2011

This is a recording of a training seminar presented by the Federal Criminal Justice Project for federal criminal defense attorneys entitled “A Comprehensive Overview of Immigration Considerations and Consequences From Bond Through Sentencing and Beyond.” Approximately 60 federal defenders and...

May 3, 2011

If you think you're ready to hire employees for your start-up, think about this: a daylong conference for entrepreneurs looking to hire.

April 27, 2011

After hours of interrogation and a beating from police that ruptured his eardrum, Eric Caine falsely confessed in 1986 to killing an elderly couple – an act that would lead to a conviction on murder charges and a lifetime prison term.

April 21, 2011

Crowding poor people together, isolating them from mainstream opportunities, and providingsubstandard policing, education, and other services constitute bad public policy. Decades of experience with public housing projects that featured just this constellation of attributes have provided ample...

April 21, 2011

Deneen Pughsley lives in the shadow of the Cabrini-Green projects she once called home.

On most days, she might as well be a million miles away from the high rises slowly being demolished on Chicago's Near North Side.  On other days, the looming buildings are too close...

April 11, 2011

Just days ago, a man who has been behind bars for 17 years learned his chance at freedom is in limbo.

The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago Law School has been working to free Rodell Sanders. CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot reports on the recent steps the project has taken to...

April 6, 2011

Closing on the sale of a home easily falls into the category of major life experience. But when you’re leading the closing process as a law student working on behalf of two nonprofits and a low-income homebuyer, and that home marks a milestone in the creation of an innovative Chicago housing...

April 5, 2011

The biggest economic news in Chicago this week may be what happens in politics.

On Tuesday voters in Chicago will choose almost a third of the city council. And for small business owners, that has big ramifications. They know their success can hinge on who their alderman is.

March 18, 2011

After 25 years behind bars, Eric Caine walked out from behind the stark stone walls of Menard Correctional Center a free man Thursday, all smiles in the warm sun.

"Let me breathe the air," he said, his big grin framed by a thin gray mustache. "Today is the first day of the rest of my...