“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.
Thomas 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.
The two men charged with murder in the shooting death of 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton pleaded innocent on Thursday.
A 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.
A 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.
The 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.
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers will be arraigned Friday on tax evasion charges for allegedly failing to report and pay taxes on income he earned by using campaign funds and county expense accounts for personal use.
A Seattle man charged in the kidnapping and murder of a 7-year old Sycamore girl in 1957 will be in court Wednesday to face more charges.
A south suburban village clerk has pleaded not guilty in a drunken driving crash that left a young mother dead.
Former White Sox executive David Wilder is set to be arraigned in U.S. District Court Friday, on charges of skimming thousands of dollars in kickbacks to get top players.
A onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is due in court for an arraignment this morning.