A Hickory Hills day care worker who has spent almost 10 years behind bars after being convicted of shaking an infant to death tells WBBM she doesn’t think she will see the prison gates again – now that a judge has ordered her freed.
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has confirmed that transcripts of FBI wiretaps not played at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trials have been made part of the official appellate record.
If your insurer denies a claim, you have two options for appeal: internally with the insurance company and externally with the government.
Timothy Tkachik, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to two Class A felony counts of neglect of a dependent, had argued in his appeal that the judge who sentenced him to 40 years failed to consider several mitigating factors.
An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it’s only a minor setback.
The Beanie Baby creator hid $100 million in secret Swiss bank accounts to con the IRS, but got just two years of probation and 500 hours of community service for the crime when he was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras on Jan. 13.
Blagojevich’s attorneys want the court to toss his corruption convictions or at least agree to slash years off his 14-year prison term, which is one of the longest ever imposed for political corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors have ended up in prison.
Rod Blagojevich’s lawyers laid out a final set of arguments in writing before they step before appellate judges next week to argue that the imprisoned ex-governor deserves a new trial.
A federal judge has denied former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers’ request to remain free on bond while he appeals his conviction on tax evasion charges.
Dwain Kyles and Calvin Hollins were found guilty in 2009 of violating a judge’s order before the tragedy that they close the club’s second floor. They had received two-year prison sentences.
Prosecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich’s appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.
Stanley Wrice has claimed he was tortured into a false confession and his attorneys have subpoenaed former Mayor Richard M. Daley to testify in a post-conviction appeal.
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor’s corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.
An attorney for the former Dixon comptroller, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city, is appealing her nearly 20-year federal prison sentence.
The U.S. Supreme Court is granting the Illinois attorney general more time to decide on an appeal over the carrying of concealed weapons.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for more time to decide whether to appeal a lower court’s order saying citizens should be allowed to publicly carry concealed guns.
The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan asked the U.S. Supreme Court Monday for more time to decide whether to appeal a court’s ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
Convicted killer Drew Peterson’s lawyers have quietly withdrawn from the appeal of his murder conviction.
An appeals court has upheld the 2004 conviction of a white supremacist for soliciting the murder of a federal judge in Chicago.