“Ald. Cochran’s lawyer dubs charges against him ‘penny ante’” Chicago Sun Times

The Chicago Sun Times reports on the trial of a Chicago alderman, Willie Cochran, defended by Thomas A. Durkin. Cochcran pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery and pilfering donations.  Durkin said that the issue was “the relationship between money in politics, the alderman used some of the money, and put some back in” and that being an alderman is “thankless."

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