Appeals Court

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Court Panel Hears Blagojevich Case Appeal

U.S. appeals court judges considering an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich focused their questions during oral arguments Friday on what constitutes run-of-the-mill politics and what crosses into political corruption.

12/13/2013

(Credit: Peoples Gas)

Peoples Gas To Refund Customers Following Court Ruling

The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved a $2.3 million refund for Peoples Gas customers.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012

Gavel

Appeals Court Backs Quinn’s Move To Deny Workers’ Raises

A federal appeals court is backing Gov. Pat Quinn’s move to deny pay raises to thousands of union workers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2012

Drew Peterson

Appeals Court Ordered To Reconsider Hearsay Evidence In Peterson Case

The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered an appeals court panel to reconsider whether some hearsay evidence should be allowed in Drew Peterson’s murder trial.

11/30/2011

Chicago firefighters had to carefully pull people out of the E2 nightclub after a panicked crowd stampeded to the exit on Feb. 17, 2003, pushing against doors that opened inward. Twenty-one people died in the stampede and dozens of others were injured. (CBS File Photo)

Appellate Court Tosses Convictions Of E2 Nightclub Owners

A panel of the Illinois Appellate court has overturned the convictions of the owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede to the exit in 2003 after a security guard used pepper spray in the crowded club.

11/16/2011

Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones

Court Sides With League, NFL Lockout Upheld

The NFL has won another round in the court fight with its players.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ryan’s Attorneys To Appeal To Obama

Attorneys for former Gov. George Ryan are taking their case directly to the White House, after a federal appeals panel refused to let Ryan out of prison to spend time with his dying wife.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Hal Turner

Web Radio Host Gets 2 3/4 Years For Threats

Internet radio host Hal Turner was sentenced to 2 3/4 years in prison in Brooklyn today for threatening three Chicago judges.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2010

Conrad Black

Court Reverses 2 Conrad Black Convictions, Upholds 2 Others

A federal appeals court on Friday reversed two of former media mogul Conrad Black’s 2007 fraud convictions — raising at least the possibility he won’t return to prison.

10/29/2010