Woodstock Man Acquitted Of Setting Woman On FireA suburban Chicago man has been acquitted of attempted murder and aggravated battery for allegedly spraying a female acquaintance with an accelerant and setting her afire.
Lawndale Mother Cleared Of Child Endangerment In Baby's 2013 DeathA Lawndale woman was found not guilty of child endangerment Wednesday, two years after her 7-month-old baby was discovered dead in the family’s apartment.
Judge Acquits Chicago Lawyer Of Coaching LiesThe acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.
Sacred Heart Doctor Cleared In Federal Kickback CaseA doctor accused of taking kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals to the now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital was cleared by a federal judge Wednesday.
Attorney: "Very Disturbing" That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia BoydA longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.
Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal ShootingA Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.
Nature Photographer Acquitted On Charges Of Taking EagletsSteve Patterson of Oglesby was accused of illegally taking the federally protected birds from a spot near his home in June 2013 and arranging for their rehabilitation at a Barrington wildlife center even though conservation officials told him to leave them alone.
Man Cleared Of Murder Charges In West Englewood Infant's DeathWillie Brown, 18, was charged with murder for the death of 4-month-old Demari Brown, whom he was watching on Sept. 26, 2013 at the child’s home in the 6000 block of South Honore, authorities said. Brown was found not guilty of all charges Tuesday following a bench trial before Judge Vincent Gaughan, court records show.
Ex-Cop Acquitted Of Framing Woman Could Get Job BackA former Chicago cop caught up in a “hare-brained” scheme to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car — a scheme that led to a $375,000 city payout — may soon get his job back.
Former High School Coach Acquitted Of Rape ChargesKevin Jones, 33, spent six months in jail, and then was under house arrest, all the while maintaining his innocence.
Ex-Coach Acquitted In 2010 Sex Assault CaseFormer Waukegan High School physical education teacher and coach Brandon Brown was acquitted Thursday of having sex with one of his students in 2010 when she was 17 years old.
Whittier Fieldhouse Protesters Acquitted Of TrespassingThey were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse -- known as La Casita -- which came without warning.