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Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drew Peterson Keeps Legal Team, Denies Asking New Lawyers To File Appeal

The Will County judge who presided over Drew Peterson’s murder trial had to sort through some legal drama on Friday, about what attorneys would represent the former Bolingbrook police officer going forward.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Motion For Mistrial Denied In Drew Peterson Trial

The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial has denied a motion for a mistrial by the defense Thursday, although testimony by a witness the day before made him furious at prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Robert Blagojevich discusses the 14-year prison sentence that his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is facing. (Credit: CBS)

Robert Blagojevich: Rod Is “Holding Up Very Well”

Rod Blagojevich’s brother, Robert, said the former governor was “holding up very well” on Thursday, a day after a federal judge sentenced him to 14 years in prison for his convictions on 18 fraud charges.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutor’s Closing Argument: Blagojevich ‘Lied To You’

Federal prosecutors began their closing argument in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial on Wednesday, telling jurors that the former governor lied to them repeatedly during his seven days on the witness stand.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks about his corruption retrial at his home on April 16, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Jurors Hear ‘F***ing Golden’ Tape In Blagojevich Trial

Jurors in the corruption retrial of Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday heard the secretly recorded phone conversation in which the former governor calls the U.S. Senate set he is accused of trying to sell “f***ing golden.”

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011