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Convicted killer Drew Peterson’s lawyers have quietly withdrawn from the appeal of his murder conviction.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.
Gov. Pat Quinn has filed an appeal over a Cook County judge’s ruling that the state must pay wage increases promised to workers in 2011.
For two years, Joe Greco has been battling the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority over $57.60 in missed tolls. When he lost an appeal controlled by the state agency, his bill jumped to $3,000. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.
William Cellini’s one-page filing cites “the stress” the case has put on his family and the 78-year-old’s poor health.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.
The lead lawyer for convicted killer Drew Peterson on Tuesday withdrew from the case.
Attorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.
One of Drew Peterson’s defense attorneys is furious at remarks made by his former co-counsel after he was fired from the defense team.