1994

Hezekiah Whitfield (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Gets Life In Prison For 1994 Murder Of Waukegan Business Owner

Hezekiah Whitfield was able to avoid listening to statements Tuesday from loved ones of the man he killed, but he couldn’t escape the sentence of natural life in prison that followed.

08/13/2014

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese is all smiles Friday as she holds a weekend-long garage sale of her possessions. (CBS)

Report: IRS Says Betty Loren-Maltese Owes Over $238,000

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren Maltese is suffering from a new legal headache.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Court Case Graphic

Prosecutors Drop Charges Against 4 Exonerated Men

Prosecutors have dropped charges against four men in a 1994 Chicago murder case.

01/17/2012

Scales Of Justice

Men Hope To Be Cleared Of Rape, Murder Of Sex Worker

A Cook County judge will decide Wednesday afternoon whether to throw out the convictions of four men for a rape and murder that occurred 17 years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

Crime Lab

Tests Coming For Blood From 1994 Waukegan Murder Scene

Some mysterious blood found at a nearly 17-year-old suburban crime scene is being tested for the very first time.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Prison fence

Prison Sentence Coming For Young Murder Victim’s Brother

A judge will decide next month whether a 24-year-old Chicago man will spend decades in prison, for a murder he committed many years after witnessing the murder of his 5-year-old brother.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2011