Chief Swanson files lawsuit against Chicago Tribune, reporter, suburb

Momence Police Chief Tim Swanson is suing the Tribune, one of the newspaper’s reporters, and the community of Countryside.

The suit names the defendants at having made defamatory comments about Swanson and stating he allegedly used a helicopter program to his personal benefit.

The suit names all three in response to stories the Tribune published in October 2012. Reporter Joe Marr and the city of Countryside are named as defendants. Countryside is Swanson’s former employer.


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