Supreme Court takes on deadly E2 Nightclub case

Chicago attorneys will go before the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday in the case of a deadly nightclub stampede.

They want the state’s high court to uphold charges against the owners of the E2 Nightclub.

Twenty-one people died there in 2003, after pepper spray was used to break up a fight.

A jury found co-owners Calvin Hollins and Dwain Kyles guilty of indirect criminal contempt, for ignoring a city housing court order to close the club.

But, an appellate court overturned the conviction.

 

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2 comments

  • Howard Ray

    It's ironic how the city's law department appealed and got the state's top court, the Illinois Supreme court, to review criminal charges the city's law department brought against the owners. When, at the same time Cook County State's attorney, Anita Alverez, did not, I'll say again, did not attempt to investigate why the city's department of building violations was not enforced or whether criminal charges would have been appropriate for the city's department of building personnel. "No one has taken that to the state supreme court." Also, Cook County State's Anita Alverez did not, I'll say again, did not attempt to investigate whether first responders acted negligent or criminally, when they did not follow emergency protocol on the night of the catastrophe. "No one has taken that to the state supreme court." The people of Cook County has been denied due process of the law by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alverez, who did not attempt to uphold the laws of the people, in which she was elected to uphold.

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