Appeals Court Voids Husband's Antifreeze Death ConvictionA Wisconsin man found guilty of fatally poisoning his wife with antifreeze won an appeal that overturned his conviction, but he remained in prison Wednesday as prosecutors considered whether to seek a retrial.
Full Appeals Court Won't Take Up Blagojevich CaseThe full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's request to rehear the appeal of his corruption convictions.
Blagojevich Asks Full Court To Hear Appeal Of Corruption CaseFormer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges recently overturned five of his 18 corruption convictions.
Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison SentenceA federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.
Drew Peterson's Murder-Conviction Appeal Aired In CourtroomThe former Bolingbrook police officer's lawyers claim that Will County Circuit Judge Edward Burmila should not have allowed jurors to hear secondhand testimony from a pastor about conversations he had with spouse Stacy Peterson, who disappeared in 2007.
"Elkhart Four" Ask Indiana Supreme Court To Hear Their CaseThe Indiana Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday in the case of the so-called “Elkhart Four,” in which three young men were sentenced to long prison terms for murder, in the death of a friend who was shot by a homeowner while they were burglarizing his home.
Madigan To Appeal Pension Law Ruling To Supreme Court "Shortly"Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she expects the state's highest court could take up the state's landmark pension overhaul plan by the end of January, now that a lower court judge has ruled it unconstitutional.
Judge Upholds Sentence For Convicted Waukegan RapistA defense attorney tried unsuccessfully Thursday to convince a Lake County judge to reduce the sentence given to a Zion man convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman at a Waukegan party last December.
Fired Police Officer Reinstated By Chicago Police BoardA fired Chicago cop caught up in a plan to plant drugs and a gun in a suburban woman’s car got his job back after the city’s police board this month took a second look at the case.
Inmate Hopes DNA Tests Will Exonerate Him In North Chicago MurderForensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.
Blagojevich Files New Argument In AppealRod Blagojevich's lawyers have submitted an additional argument on why an appeals court in Chicago should overturn the convictions of the imprisoned former governor.
Appeals Court Restores Prison Lawyer's Credit For Good BehaviorIt's sadly said no good deed goes unpunished, but convicted felon Eric Grandberry at least managed to break even after working as a prison lawyer.