Two bald eaglets that have been raised at Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation in Barrington were released to the wild on Nov. 12, 2011. (Photo courtesy Phil Hampel)

Nature Photographer Acquitted On Charges Of Taking Eaglets

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.


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Man Cleared Of Murder Charges In West Englewood Infant’s Death

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.


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Ex-Cop Acquitted Of Framing Woman Could Get Job Back

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.


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Former High School Coach Acquitted Of Rape Charges

Kevin Jones, 33, spent six months in jail, and then was under house arrest, all the while maintaining his innocence.


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Ex-Coach Acquitted In 2010 Sex Assault Case

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.


Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier Fieldhouse Protesters Acquitted Of Trespassing

They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.


Andre Curry, 21, talks with CBS 2 about how he got in legal trouble for posting a photo of his taped daughter. (CBS)

Dad Who Posted Facebook Photo Of Duct-Taped Daughter Acquitted Of One Charge

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) leaves court in Lake County, after she was found not guilty of trespassing and property damage charges stemming from a dispute with her neighbor. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator Acquitted Of Trespassing, Property Damage

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.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012

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Calumet Park Cop Acquitted In Brutality Case

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.


Gary Albert, 49, was charged with killing his teenage girlfriend in 1981 when she got pregnant. Prosecutors say he wanted her to tell her mother she was dating another boy or had been raped. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Not Guilty Verdict In 1981 Slaying Of Pregnant Deaf Girl

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.


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CTA Driver Acquitted Of Lying About Being Beaten By Cop

A former CTA bus driver was acquitted Tuesday on charges that he lied about being beaten up by an off-duty Chicago Police sergeant.


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Joliet Woman Acquitted Of Charges In Deadly Party Game

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.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

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McHenry County State’s Attorney Still Faces More Charges

While the McHenry County state’s attorney has been acquitted of corruption charges, he still has another trial looming ahead of him.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

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Top McHenry Prosecutor Acquitted In Corruption Trial

McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi has been acquitted of charges that he had employees do political work on county time.