Jurors In Hobos Gang Trial Begin Deliberations As Christmas LoomsAfter more than three months of testimony about drug dealing, brazen violence and cold-blooded killings, the fates of six alleged leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang” have been handed to a federal jury only days before Christmas.
Attorney For Alleged Gang Assassin Attacks Testimony In ClosingsDefense attorney Patrick Blegen tried to further undermine the testimony of a key eyewitness, Shanice Peatry, who said at trial how she saw a masked man kill her fiancé, Keith Daniels, outside her Dolton home as they sat in a car with their two small children.
Closing Arguments To Begin In Drew Peterson Murder-For-Hire TrialThe murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.
Closing Arguments Planned Friday For Jordan Vs. Dominick's TrialClosing arguments have been delayed a day in a federal civil trial to decide how much money a grocery-store chain owes former Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan.
Attorney Blames Couple's Bookkeeper In Fraud CaseMisplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple's involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.
Closing Arguments Continue In Grant Fraud TrialClosing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Lawmaker's Bribery TrialA lawyer for an Illinois lawmaker accused of taking a bribe has told jurors during closing arguments that his client was "set up" by a campaign worker-turned-FBI informant.
Jury Convicts Defendant In Baseball-Bat Attack TrialHeriberto Viramontes, 34, has been charged with 25 felony counts, including attempted murder, attempted murder, and armed robbery; accused of beating an exchange student from Northern Ireland and her friend as they walked home after a night of dancing in April 2010.
Closing Arguments Wrap Up In Beavers' Tax TrialFederal prosecutors told a jury Thursday there's no evidence Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was taking out a loan from his campaign fund for personal expenses, but the defense argued the prosecution was trying to "bamboozle" jurors.
Jurors Convict Christopher Vaughn Of Killing His Family A jury on Thursday abruptly convicted Christoper Vaughn of fatally shooting his wife and three children in 2007.
Defense Set To Rest In Vaughn Family Massacre TrialChristopher Vaughn’s own blood stain expert agreed with prosecutors Tuesday that his analysis of what happened in Vaughn’s Ford Expedition five years ago doesn’t match the Oswego man’s story.
Peterson Attorney: Prosecutors 'Trying To Nail Jell-O To A Tree'A defense attorney for Drew Peterson told jurors Tuesday that prosecutors "are trying to nail Jell-O to a tree," and have no evidence that Peterson killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.