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Conroy Writes About Burge Sentencing From His Birds-Eye View

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 25, 2011 5:26PM

John Conroy, whose work detailing the police brutality of former Chicago Police Lieutenant Jon Burge and his underlings for close to two decades at the Reader is one of the best local examples of stellar journalism you'll ever read, was the proverbial fly on the wall as Burge was sentenced last week to 4-1/2 years in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice. Conroy's account of Judge Joan Lefkow's lengthy rebuke of Burge before handing down the sentence can be read at the Better Government Association's website. It makes for a fitting epilogue to what really has become Conroy's life's work.