Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Not Guilty To Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors have alleged former Ald. Edward Vrdolyak schemed with two attorneys to get a cut of legal fees from the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s, despite not being authorized to work on the case and doing no work on the lawsuit.
Attorneys For Aaron Schock Ask Judge To Postpone ArraignmentIn a request made Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock's lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.
Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges In 2013 ShootingA Chicago police officer charged with violating the civil rights of two teenagers he shot in 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday when he made his first appearance before a federal judge.
Officer Jason Van Dyke Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldJason Van Dyke, 37, was indicted earlier this month on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct. Van Dyke pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Judge Vincent Gaughan at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday.
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.