A Zimbabwean magistrate on Friday dismissed charges against former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds of possessing pornography, and he was ordered to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country’s immigration laws.
A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.
Lake County prosecutors dismissed a 20-year-old rape case Tuesday.
Charges were dismissed on Monday for a grocery delivery truck driver charged last month with allegedly sexually assaulting a customer inside her South Loop home.
Cook County prosecutors have dismissed felony charges against the first group of offenders who successfully completed a new alternative program aimed at giving first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance.