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Abigail Cihak (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Accused Of Hurting Baby Suing City After Charges Dropped

A woman once accused of injuring an infant she was babysitting is suing the city and two Chicago Police officers after charges against her were dropped.

10/29/2013

Alison and Tio Hardiman. (Credit: CBS)

Wife Helping Tio Hardiman Get Career Back On Track

In their first TV interview together since the scandal broke, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman and his wife talk about the night he was arrested for beating her, why she dropped the charges, and the doubters.

07/10/2013

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director’s Wife Drops Domestic Violence Charges

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman’s wife has dropped the domestic violence charges that led to his ouster from the nationally-renowned violence prevention group.

07/02/2013

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

After 20 Years In Prison, Charges Dropped In 1992 Double Murder

A man who served two decades behind bars for the murders of two people — despite records showing he was in police custody at the time of the shooting — will soon go free, after prosecutors dropped all charges on Friday.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller, Last Home Sold

Prosecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.

04/30/2013

Exonerated inmate Bennie Starks talks with the media Monday. (CBS)

Man Finally Gets Name Cleared In Rape Case

Lake County prosecutors have finally cleared the name of a man who served 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2013

Joseph "Jose" Banks escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Escape Charge Dropped Against Bank Robber Who Fled Federal Jail

Escape charges have been dropped against a convicted bank robber who climbed out of a high-rise jail in downtown Chicago.

01/03/2013

U.S. Army National Guard Maj. Christopher Bonds was arrested in 2008 for allegedly assaulting his elderly aunt, but prosecutors dismissed the charges. However, they've denied requests to have his record expunged, even though the charges were dropped and he had no previous criminal record. (Credit: CBS)

Four Years After Charges Dropped, Soldier Still Trying To Clear His Name

A local Iraq War veteran has been trying to clear his name, after he was accused of attacking a family member.

CBS 2–10/23/2012

Danny Johnson

Charges Dropped Against L.A. Protester Who Says He Continued Activism In Jail

Charges have been dropped against a Los Angeles man who had been accused of attacking a Chicago Police officer during a protest in the days leading up to the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Homer Wright

Charges Dropped Against Elderly Man Who Shot Intruder

Cook County prosecutors have dropped weapons charges against an elderly man who shot a teenage burglar who broke into his Englewood home last week.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Michael Ditka, 50, the son of former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, was arrested for drunk driving in April 2011 in Deerfield, but a judge quashed the arrest in February 2012 and prosecutors must decide whether to go forward with the case. (Credit: Deerfield Police)

DUI Charges Dropped Against Ditka’s Son

A Lake County judge earlier this month granted a motion from defense attorneys quashing Michael Ditka’s DUI arrest and suppressing evidence from the arrest.

02/24/2012

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Prosecutors Drop Charges Against 4 Exonerated Men

Prosecutors have dropped charges against four men in a 1994 Chicago murder case.

01/17/2012

Holly Staker

Nearly 20 Years Later, Girl’s Murder Investigation Begins Anew

Waukegan police have re-opened the nearly 20-year-old investigation into the rape and murder of 11-year-old Holly Staker.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2012

Jacques Rivera

Charges Dropped, Man Released After 21 Years In Prison

A 46-year-old Humboldt Park man who spent nearly half his life behind bars was freed from prison on Tuesday, after the lone witness in the case recanted his testimony.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Daniel Jones

Charges Dropped Against Man Accused Of Shooting 2 Cops

Cook County prosecutors have dropped all charges against a 27-year-old man who had been accused of shooting two Chicago police officers last month.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Rod Blagojevich (credit: John Gress/Getty Images)

Judge Drops 3 Of 23 Counts Against Blagojevich

A federal judge dropped two racketeering charges and a wire fraud count against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, a day after prosecutors sought to have the charges dropped.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2011

Kathleen Hebel

River Grove Teacher Cleared Of Drug Charges

Drug possession charges have been dropped against a River Grove teacher arrested in Chicago last month.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2011

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Prosecutors Dismiss Charges In Fatal Stabbing

Prosecutors dropped charges Friday against a man who served eight years for murder after a legal clinic representing him said DNA tests proved his innocence.

10/09/2010