Jason Jenkins at ActiveTrans is helping to coordinate community response. If there is any chance you can attend proceedings, please reach out to him:
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.
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.
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 2/16/2016 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 www.vinelink.com.
For more information, contact the county clerk's office.
Cook County Automated Victim Notification System
The next hearing is scheduled for 03/11/16 at 11:00 a.m., room 301 of the Leighton Criminal Courts building, 26th and California. If you can attend, please post your attendance on the event so we can share it with Jason from Active Trans. Thanks.
Any information that can be shared about what happened at the hearing today, 2/16/2016?
Some of us couldn't attend.
Those of us following this are probably aware of the upcoming Democratic primary election. The current States Attorney, Anita Alverez is at least supervising the preparation for any upcoming trial. Many have already signed the petition to her, discouraging the acceptance of a plea deal.
There are two opponents on the ballot opposing her: Kim Foxx and Donna More.
Any thoughts, ideas, endorsements, or views on who we should support or vote for?
So many concerns have been expressed about Anita Alverez as States Attorney with other cases e.g. Laquan McDonald. Sen. Durbin is endorsing Kim Foxx and the Chicago Tribune posted Eric Zorn's "The case against Anita Alvarez".
Maurice, thank you for your well thought out response and reply. I haven't made up my mind yet who to vote for but you have been persuasive.
My concern was that Anita Alverez has not succumbed to the temptation of conceding to a plea bargain. The series of hearings anticipating the trail of the killer of Bobby Cann has been going on for nearly three years now. It's no longer in the mainstream news, there is a loss of interest. But the state's attorney has been consistent in prosecuting this crime.
Should she be recognized and given credit for this?
I completely agree. Thanks for posting this.
What a relief. This is a good start.