A 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.
A 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.
Steve 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.
Willie 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.
A 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.
Kevin Jones, 33, spent six months in jail, and then was under house arrest, all the while maintaining his innocence.
Former 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.
They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.
A Chicago man who bound his 22-month-old daughter with tape and posted a photo on Facebook was acquitted Tuesday of unlawful restraint and will find out the verdict on a second charge next week.
State Sen. Suzi Schmidt (R-Lake Villa) has been acquitted of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with a neighbor this summer.
A south suburban police officer accused of tripping a teen and later grabbing him by the throat after the boy made a wisecrack was found not guilty during a bench trial on Monday.
A Sugar Grove man has been acquitted of the murder of his teenage girlfriend 30 years ago, when the two were attending a program for deaf students together.
A former CTA bus driver was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he lied about being beaten up by an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant.
A Joliet woman has been acquitted of charges that she was responsible for a man’s death when she punched him as part of a party game last year.
While the McHenry County state’s attorney has been acquitted of corruption charges, he still has another trial looming ahead of him.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi has been acquitted of charges that he had employees do political work on county time.