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Elzbieta Plackowska appears in court on Wednesday.  She entered a not guilty plea in the murders of her son and another child. (CBS)

Naperville Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Child Murders

A Naperville woman accused of killing her son and a little girl she was baby-sitting last month entered a not guilty plea on Wednesday–in the first-ever televised court proceeding in the Chicago area.

11/21/2012

Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Expulsion Vote Coming Friday For Rep. Derrick Smith

A vote is coming Friday that could expel Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) from the General Assembly.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

Adolfo Gomez, 52, and his wife Deborah Gomez, 43, were arrested in Lawrence, Ks., after allegedly leaving two of their five children bound and blindfolded in an SUV in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store. (Credit: Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

Attorney: Northlake Mom Whose Kids Were Found Blindfolded Was Mistreated

A Northlake mother says she was unaware of how her five children were being treated by her husband and was trying to get out of the relationship.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Peterson Murder Trial Set For End Of July

After nearly two years of delays, Drew Peterson is set to go on trial in two months for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Paris Sadler, 20, is charged with attempted murder of a police officer in the shooting of Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Suspect Due In Court In Officer’s Shooting

An alleged gang member accused of shooting a Chicago Police officer last week is due in court Monday.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Surfer

Man To Appear In Court For Surfing Illegally Off Oak Street Beach

A Near North Side man arrested last month for illegally surfing off Oak Street Beach will appear in court in a couple of days.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2012

Roger Goodell and DeMaurice Smith

Some Major Players Won’t Be At NFL Hearing

Some major participants on both sides won’t be present Wednesday for the first hearing between NFL players and owners since a lockout began.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Attorneys Ask For George Ryan’s Release Pending Appeal

A federal judge says she’ll rule soon on a motion by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to throw out some of his corruption convictions based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision curtailing the use of an anti-fraud law.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010