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Electrical Fire Closes Courthouse In Gary

The fire comes one day after county commissioners and council members in a joint meeting decided to bond $12 million for Department of Justice-mandated repairs at the jail, road and bridge work, and maintenance and repairs at various county buildings, including the courthouse.

08/29/2014

Richard McDaniel (Lake County Jail)

Police: Security Guard Threatened Officer With Novelty Gun At Courthouse

Richard McDaniel, 46, of Round Lake Beach, entered the Washington Street secondary entrance about 12:20 p.m. Thursday and got past screeners with a roughly 3-inch cigarette lighter in the shape of a gun.

05/16/2014

Carlos Davila (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Accused Of Calling In Bomb Threat Before Court Hearing

A west suburban man who was supposed to appear in court on a retail theft charge is now being held without bond after making false bomb threat to the courthouse from a payphone inside the building.

03/06/2014

Carl Chatman's inmate mugshot. (Illinois Dept. of Corrections)

Inmate Convicted In Courthouse Rape Case To Be Freed

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez confirms the case against inmate Carl Chatman is about to be dismissed and Chatman set free.

09/09/2013

Ana Claudia Gomez (Cook County Sheriff)

Courthouse Officers Find Loaded Gun In Indiana Woman’s Purse

Ana Claudia Gomez was in Chicago to help her father in an eviction case Friday morning when deputies at a courthouse screening station discovered a semi-automatic 9-mm handgun in her purse, Cook County police say.

07/08/2013

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Suspicious Package Outside Kane County Court Turns Out To Be DVD, Video Game

A suspicious package prompted authorities to shut down the parking lot at the Kane County Judicial Center Wednesday morning, but it turned out to be only a DVD, a video game and a calculator.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Prison Inmate Suspected Of Mailing Powder To Grundy Courthouse

Authorities have identified a prison inmate as the person allegedly responsible for sending a suspicious powder to the Grundy County courthouse last month.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

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Letter With White Powder Found At Grundy County Courthouse

Five people have been taken to the hospital as a precaution after opening a letter containing an unknown white power at the courthouse in Grundy County.

WBBM Newsradio–11/21/2011

Tony Peraica Mugshot

Ex-County Commissioner Peraica Jailed For Being Late To Court

Former Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica was tossed in jail for a brief time on Tuesday, after showing up late for a hearing in a misdemeanor case against him.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Who Sought To Blow Up Springfield, Ill. Courthouse Gets 28 Years

A man accused of plotting to blow up a federal courthouse in Springfield has pleaded guilty.

05/09/2011

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

Elgin Appellate Court Closed After White Powder Incident

Authorities in Elgin are waiting for test results to identify the white powdery substance that was found in an envelope sent to the Appellate Court Building on Monday.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2011

Daley Center Fire Scare

Welding Prompts Fire Scare At Daley Center

Fire crews were summoned to the Daley Center courthouse and office building Wednesday morning, after a judge reported smelling smoke in her courtroom.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde

DuPage Courthouse To Be Renamed For Henry Hyde

The DuPage County courthouse in Wheaton will soon be renamed for the late U.S. Congressman Henry Hyde.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2010