Hastert Pleads Not Guilty To Federal IndictmentFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he paid hush money to conceal wrongdoing before he entered politics, and lied to the FBI when questioned about the money.
Hastert Arraignment Creates Media Frenzy At Federal CourthouseA swarm of local and national media has descended on the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the Loop, as former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to appear before a judge to enter his plea to charges tied to apparent hush money payments to cover up sexual abuse allegations.
Hastert Arraignment Delayed Until Next WeekA federal judge has delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s arraignment on charges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance, and lied to federal investigators who questioned Hastert’s suspicious bank withdrawals.
Arraignment For Teen Accused Of Trying To Join Islamic StateMohammed Hamzah Khan's arraignment Tuesday at federal court in Chicago comes days after a grand jury indicted him on a count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.
Former Red Light Camera Firm CEO Pleads Innocent In Bribery CaseKaren Finley, of Arizona, was indicted last month on nine counts of mail fraud, three counts of wire fraud, three counts of bribery and one count of conspiracy to commit bribery.
Ex-Bull Brunson Pleads Not Guilty To Sexual Assault ChargesFormer Chicago Bulls player and coach Rick Brunson is denying charges that he sexually assaulted a masseuse at Lifetime Fitness in Vernon Hills.
Rep. Smith's Attorney: Taking Money Not Necessarily A Bribe“One could certainly accept money as a public official without that acceptance of money being a bribe,” defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky said after Smith pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on Wednesday.
Monk Denies Trying To Lure ChildrenThomas Chmura is accused of attempting to lure four children into his vehicle on April 25 and April 26. The children were all females, ages 14, 12, 12 and 11.
Suspects In Hadiya Pendleton Murder Plead Not GuiltyThe two men charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton pleaded innocent on Thursday.
Mom Pleads Not Guilty To Selling Her Baby For Child PornA northwest Indiana woman pleaded not guilty Monday morning to selling a child to a man, who also pleaded not guilty, to make child pornography, the Post-Tribune is reporting.
March Arraignment Date Set For Sen. Trotter On Gun ChargeA Cook County judge found probable cause Thursday to pursue felony gun charges against State Sen. Donne Trotter, charged with attempting to bring a firearm onto an airplane in December.
Ex-Dixon Comptroller Pleads Not Guilty To $53M Embezzlement SchemeThe former comptroller and treasurer for the western Illinois town of Dixon has pleaded not guilty to charges she stole more than $50 million from the town.