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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich waves to supporters outside his home after returning from his sentencing hearing December 7, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison after being found guilty of 18 charges in two trials including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated senate seat. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison Sentence

A federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.

07/21/2015

Adam Landerman (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Jury Convicts Fourth Defendant In 2013 Joliet Double Murder

A Will County jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday before finding 21-year-old Adam Landerman guilty in the strangulation deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22.

06/15/2015

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Chicago Activist Gets 18 Months For Hiding Israel Bombing Conviction

A Palestinian immigrant who hid an Israeli terrorism conviction from U.S. authorities when she moved to the Chicago suburbs in the 1990s has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and will likely be deported to Jordan upon her release.

03/12/2015

Rajat Prakash (Photo courtesy of Oak Lawn Police)

Doctor’s Fondling Victim Grateful Physician Has Lost His License

November 2011: Stacy Rowland was being treated for a serious flare-up of her multiple sclerosis. Her doctor, at Advocate Christ Medical Center, was Rajat Prakash. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

08/07/2014

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East Chicago Man Wants Murder Conviction Tossed

An East Chicago Imperial Gangsters member says his racketeering and murder conviction should be tossed partly because he thinks one of his jurors has ties to a rival gang.

06/10/2014

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Suburban Woman To Go To Trial For Lying About Israeli Bombing Conviction

Rasmieh Yousef Odeh of Evergreen Park turned down a plea agreement last week in Detroit federal court and fired her attorney. Her new lawyer, Michael Deutsch, has made a career of representing political activists.

05/28/2014

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Suburban Man Found Guilty Of Sending Threatening Notes To Pols

Ron Haddad, 38 — a self-styled activist who lived with his parents in River Forest — also wrote chilling anonymous letters in which he threatened to butcher the families of oil company executives, a federal jury found.

04/28/2014

Jennifer Del Prete (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Judge Orders Woman Freed In Shaken Baby Case, Pending Appeal

A Hickory Hills day care worker who has spent almost 10 years behind bars after being convicted of shaking an infant to death tells WBBM she doesn’t think she will see the prison gates again – now that a judge has ordered her freed.

04/23/2014

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Daley Won’t Have To Testify In Man’s Bid To Overturn Conviction

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.

11/14/2013

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012, a day before reporting to prison. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Appeals Conviction, 14-Year Sentence

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor’s corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.

07/16/2013

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Former Cub Bradley Convicted Of Abusing Wife

Milton Bradley, 35, was convicted after a four-week trial of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.

06/03/2013

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Man Bolts From Courtroom After Arson, Intimidation Conviction

A few minutes after a Lake Superior Court jury had convicted him of arson and intimidation, James E. Gardner III took off running, but was quickly caught.

05/24/2013

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Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction For Lying About Torture

A federal appellate court has upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander for lying about the torture of suspects.

04/01/2013

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Expert Claims Drew Peterson Unlikely To Get Conviction Reversed

A DePaul University Legal Analyst is giving Drew Peterson only a slim chance for reversal of his murder conviction.

01/11/2013

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State’s Attorney Demands School Board President Resign Over Felony

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office is demanding the president of a south suburban school district step down because of a felony conviction, the Sun-Times is reporting.

12/28/2012

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Power Broker Bill Cellini Sentenced To 1 Year, 1 Day In Blago-Era Corruption Case

William Cellini, a Springfield businessman, was targeted by the feds for extortion conspiracy in a case dating to the Blagojevich administration.

10/04/2012

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Peterson Attorney Furious After Being Fired

One of Drew Peterson’s defense attorneys is furious at remarks made by his former co-counsel after he was fired from the defense team.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2012

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Attorney: Peterson Will Have A Better Life In State Prison

One of Drew Peterson’s lawyers has some interesting things to say about the kind of life Peterson will be living in the next couple of months.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

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Peterson’s Former Neighbor: It’s Time For Justice For Stacy

With the guilty verdict for Drew Peterson this week, a neighbor of the former Bolingbrook police sergeant says it is now time to put all efforts toward solving the case of Peterson’s missing fourth wife, Stacy.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Mario Wilson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Key Witness Admits He Lied; Testimony Sent Man To Jail In 2006

A prosecution witness who helped put a Chicago man in prison is now saying his testimony was a lie–all because the man embarrassed him.

07/11/2012

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