Murder Suspect Wanted in Cook County Arrested in Charles City

Phil Dewayne Jones, 37, was arrested yesterday morning at 9:30 am after a warrant was issued from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. Jones was wanted for first-degree murder after allegedly beating Frankie Smith, a 38-year-old Chicago woman, to death. The blows inflicted on the woman fractured several of her ribs as well as fractured her neck, which according […]

Ride-Sharing Companies Uber and Lyft Hit With Improper Background Check Lawsuit

Rival car-hailing firms, Uber and Lyft, are sharing the spotlight after being sued by Michael Nokchan who was a driver for both ride-share companies. Nokchan alleges in his lawsuit that both companies performed background checks without giving proper disclosure and therefore illegally obtained credit reports. While Nokchan does admit to signing authorization for the companies to obtain the background checks, […]

“Ban the Box” Adopted by Koch Industries

Ask Hillary Clinton, and she might seat them the head of the table for gatherings of the “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Greenpeace calls them bankrollers of climate change denial. They’ve poured hundreds of millions into libertarian and conservative advocacy groups, and helped fill campaign coffers for conservative political candidates. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid once excoriated […]