Illinois Appellate Court
Four years ago, Elgin paramedic Jacob Szafranski and his then-girlfriend, Dr. Karla Dunston, agreed to create frozen embryos in case they decided to have a child in the future. Shortly after, the couple broke up.
The mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Aurora nearly 20 years ago said it would break her heart if the man convicted of killing her son gets a new trial, as the case went before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday.
A reporter previously held in contempt of court while covering a grisly Joliet double-homicide will not have to disclose his source, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.
The Fraternal Order of Police, which filed the injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims there is reason to believe the lists are inaccurate and could “unfairly and vexatiously harm” the officers named in them.
The man convicted of stabbing 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey to death in 2007 will be resentenced, after appellate court judges ruled that a Kane County judge placed too much emphasis on Ebey’s character when considering the man’s sentence
The Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it’s only a minor setback.
Tyrell Jackson, 26, of Villa Park, had faced up to 70 years in prison, until his original conviction on a charge of first-degree murder was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court.
Bennie Starks served more than 20 years for a rape in Waukegan that he did not commit.
An Illinois appellate panel court has sided with two pharmacists, saying the State of Illinois may not force them to dispense morning-after pills.
Drew Peterson could finally be headed to trial later this year, after an Illinois appellate court handed prosecutors a major victory by allowing them to use eight hearsay statements against him at trial, reversing a lower court ruling tossing out those statements.
A panel of the Illinois Appellate court has overturned the convictions of the owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede to the exit in 2003 after a security guard used pepper spray in the crowded club.
For the last six months, Chicago residents have been paying more for natural gas, but that is about to end.
An Illinois appeals court has upheld a Will County judge’s decision to prevent prosecutors from using some hearsay evidence against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson at his upcoming murder trial.
Just days ago, a man who has been behind bars for 17 years learned his chance at freedom is in limbo.
Former Police Sgt. John Herman had been convicted of sexually assaulting a crack addict while on duty, but his attorneys said the sex was consensual.
A history-making hearing took place Wednesday afternoon in the Drew Peterson case.
The Drew Peterson case could be opening the door to more TV cameras in Illinois courtrooms.
The office of Gov. Pat Quinn has filed a motion to block a ruling by the Illinois Appellate Court that would undo the state’s $31 billion capital construction program.