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Bobby Cann Updates: Ryne San Hamel Pleads Guilty, Receives 10 Days in Jail

Jason Jenkins at ActiveTrans is helping to coordinate community response.  If there is any chance you can attend proceedings, please reach out to him:


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Can't find any info on the next court date - anyone know??


The longer the defendant and his attorney drag this out, the better the odds that he will have to be held accountable for his horrific actions.

Do NOT let this happen, the cycling community needs to stay involved with this matter.

The U.S. Supreme Court said Friday it will review state laws that make it a crime to refuse to take a blood alcohol test if the officer does not have a warrant and will review a challenge to the federal government's ability to define wetlands.

The court took cases from North Dakota and Minnesota to consider whether laws that criminalize the refusal to take a test are constitutional. Those are among 13 - including Illinois - in the country with such a requirement

Will this have any effect on the current case under discussion?

From Jason Jenkins at the ATA re: the 12/1/2015 court proceedings:

Wanted to send an update from yesterday's proceedings. Went pretty much as expected, brief but signs of progress. It's been decided that the judge who signed the warrant will need to testify, so he will be subpoenaed and testify at the next hearing which was set for January 26th. This will all be in regard to the defense's motion to throw out the search warrant and the corresponding blood alcohol evidence. This will be an important hearing so if you are able to attend it would be helpful.


However it will be at a different time than usual, I've only received word that the hearing will be held at the end of the day. I am currently finding out what the exact time is that it will be scheduled for and as soon as I know I will pass that on.


Unrelated to the issue of the Bobby Cann Courtroom Updates...

Judge Hooks is presiding over another criminal trial now taking place:

The original story is on the Chicago Tribune, but it's locked behind a pay-wall.  Mousing around, I found the above link had the story.

(Sorry if you think this is off-topic)

It was not available.  I did find this version.


This e-mail is to inform you that there is an upcoming court event involving the defendant Ryne Sanhamel and case number 13CR1355001.

A hearing has been scheduled for 1/26/2016 at 10:00 AM. This will take place in Circuit Court 127, located at the following address: 2600 South California Ave, Chicago, IL .

Please be aware that there are often multiple cases set on a particular date in this court. The case you are involved in may not be reached on the scheduled day. You may want to check for updates to this information by periodically calling the VINE service or visiting

For more information, contact the county clerk's office.

Thank you,

Cook County Automated Victim Notification System

Per Active Trans, the new start time is 11:30 a.m.

Thanks for the update John.

This is an important court date.  The judge who signed the warrant to test for BAC will be testifying to verify the process of receiving this warrant was properly done.  

From the Ride on Bobby Facebook Page:

Updated Hearing Information for Tuesday, January 26th : ASA Jennifer Coleman expects the motions will start at 11:30. This hearing is the only case listed for the day as they expect the defense attorney to remain true to style and argue for quite some time in his attempt to have the warrant thrown out. The warrant is critical to the prosecution's case so this hearing is very, very important. Anyone who is able to attend to show support for Bobby and the prosecutor, even for a short while, is encouraged to do so. This hearing will be held in room 301 at 26th & California.

Important Change for tomorrows hearing (1/26/16)

Just received word that there will be no testimony at tomorrows hearing due to an administrative delay regarding some requirements when a judge testifies. The start time for the hearing has been moved to 10:00 am and will probably be a quick status hearing. The judge and officer are still slated to testify, but at a later date.

Jason Jenkins
Active Trans
Crash Support Programs Manager

Thanks for the update. Much appreciated. Please let us know if we can help with attending future dates to show our support. 


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