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Bridges to Justice: Love, Murder, & Politics in Chicago
     

Bridges to Justice: Love, Murder, & Politics in Chicago

by Newport-Chiakul James Newport-Chiakulas
 

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John Del Greco's life dramatically changes when, as a newly-sworn lawyer, he reluctantly agrees to represent a maverick group of black bridge workers who are fighting City Hall for recognition of their new organization and to oust a union that collaborated with the old Chicago political machine.

The idealistic Del Greco knows he's up against a powerful union,

Overview

John Del Greco's life dramatically changes when, as a newly-sworn lawyer, he reluctantly agrees to represent a maverick group of black bridge workers who are fighting City Hall for recognition of their new organization and to oust a union that collaborated with the old Chicago political machine.

The idealistic Del Greco knows he's up against a powerful union, but what he doesn't know is that a racist killer lurks on the river intimidating anyone who supports the new union. This killer brazenly murdered twenty-year-veteran white bridge tender, Stanley "Stosh" Kozinski, at his own job site on the 18th Street Bridge during the times of Chicago's worst racial tension since the race riots of 1919.

Del Greco is paired with an alluring ally in his fight for justice for the bridge workers. Michelle Jordan is the attractive black opposing special counsel hired by the City and is sympathetic to the plight of the black river workers. Greco and Jordan's clandestine and professionally unethical collaboration lead to a passionate love affair and dramatic life-and-death confrontation with the river murderer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595466832
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

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Meet the Author

James Newport-Chiakulas is a lifelong Chicagoan who represented Chicago's bridge workers for more than a decade. A Chicago teacher and union activist, he later became a regional director with the Illinois Education Association. Newport-Chiakulas is a graduate of John Marshall Law School and is now an employment law attorney.

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