Man’s Double-Murder Conviction Vacated, Granted New TrialJose Maysonet says he was forced to confess to murder by a Chicago detective who savagely beat him. On Oct. 26, 2016, he had his conviction vacated and was granted a new trial.
Former Illinois State Trooper Convicted In Girlfriend's 2012 MurderA jury found 34-year-old Brian Himber guilty of first-degree murder for shooting and killing 29-year-old Tracy Mays in west suburban Westchester in July 2012, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.
Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison SentenceA federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.
Jury Convicts Fourth Defendant In 2013 Joliet Double MurderA 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.
Chicago Activist Gets 18 Months For Hiding Israel Bombing ConvictionA 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.
Doctor's Fondling Victim Grateful Physician Has Lost His LicenseNovember 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.
East Chicago Man Wants Murder Conviction TossedAn 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.
Suburban Woman To Go To Trial For Lying About Israeli Bombing ConvictionRasmieh 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.
Suburban Man Found Guilty Of Sending Threatening Notes To PolsRon 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.
Judge Orders Woman Freed In Shaken Baby Case, Pending AppealA 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.
Daley Won't Have To Testify In Man's Bid To Overturn ConvictionFormer 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.
Blagojevich Appeals Conviction, 14-Year SentenceLawyers 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.