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Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Defense Attorney’s Injury Delays Opening Statements In Kustok Murder Trial

Opening statements scheduled for Thursday morning in Allan Kustok’s murder trial have been postponed until Friday after defense attorney Rick Beuke slipped on ice outside the courthouse

02/20/2014

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Ald. Smith Asks Residents To Go To Court To Help Fight Crime

A North Side alderman is making a case for people becoming court advocates, by showing up in court in cases involving their community, no matter how “minor” the alleged crime.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2013

Sewah Kim, 7 months, was born in South Korea. (courtesy Duquet family)

Evanston Couple Fights To Keep South Korean Baby Girl

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley was in court for the latest chapter in what’s become an international and emotional drama.

01/14/2013

Adam Landerman (clockwise from top left), Alisa Massaro, Joshua Miner, and Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Will County’s Top Prosecutor To Handle Double Murder Case

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow said Monday he will personally prosecute the murder case against four young men and women accused of strangling two friends in Joliet, then attempting to dismember their bodies.

01/14/2013

State Rep. La Shawn Ford walks through a crowd of dozens of supporters at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, after pleading not guilty to bank fraud charges on Dec. 11, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. La Shawn Ford Pleads Not Guilty To Fraud Charges

As he made his first court appearance on federal bank fraud charges, state Rep. La Shawn Ford got the rock star treatment from dozens of West Side residents who came out to show their support for the embattled lawmaker.

12/11/2012

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (Chicago Police Department)

Judge In Vanecko Case Has Ties To Daley, Will Step Down If Asked

The nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges in the 2004 death of a young man during a fight on the near North Side.

12/10/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers: ‘No Question About It, I’ll Be On The Stand’

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers vowed to take the stand in his own defense Monday as the first stages of jury selection got underway for his upcoming tax evasion trial.

12/03/2012

Porter Cross, a World War II veteran, was beaten and robbed on his way home from buying Lottery tickets in the West Englewood neighborhood on July 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

87-Year Old World War II Veteran Robbed, Beaten

Three people, including two teenagers, have been charged with attacking and robbing an elderly World War II veteran Monday in the West Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Pleads Not Guilty, Calls U.S. Attorney ‘Worse Than J. Edgar Hoover’

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lashed out at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, saying the prosecutor has caused the suicides of three people through “Gestapo-type tactics.”

03/02/2012

Raymond Palomino

Judge Won’t Lower Bond For Teen Charged In YouTube Beating

A judge on Monday refused to lower the bond for the son of a Cook County Sheriff’s officer charged with the brutal beating and robbery of a 17-year-old boy in a Bridgeport alley that went viral after being posted on YouTube.

01/23/2012

Rod Blagojevich

For Sale: Blagojevich Home; Judge Sets $450,000 Bond

A judge set bond at $450,000 for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was warned he could lose his home if he violates the agreement.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Several ambulances were sent to a possible Hazmat situation at an Elgin courthouse. (Credit: Anna Scheid)

Elgin Courthouse Target Of Suspicious Package

An investigation is underway in Elgin after a suspicious substance was mailed to a court building.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011