Illinois Appellate Court

In Battle Of The Exes, Appeals Court Sides With Woman Who Wants Frozen EmbryosFour 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.
1996 Murder Case Goes Before Illinois Supreme CourtThe 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.
Appeals Court: Reporter Does Not Have To Disclose SourceA 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.
Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other "Phony" On Term LimitsGov. 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.
Police Union Seeks To Delay Release Of Officer Misconduct ListsThe 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.
Man Convicted Of Killing WWII Vet To Be ResentencedThe 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
Court: City Must Make Police Misconduct Files PublicThe 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.
Father Of Woman Convicted Of Killing Toddler Confident Case "Far From Over"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.
Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Drug Murder, Gets 25 YearsTyrell 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.
Paperwork Forces Wrongfully Imprisoned Man To Wait To Clear NameBennie Starks served more than 20 years for a rape in Waukegan that he did not commit.
Appellate Court Agrees Pharmacists Can't Be Forced To Provide Morning-After PillsAn Illinois appellate panel court has sided with two pharmacists, saying the State of Illinois may not force them to dispense morning-after pills.
Appeals Court Gives Prosecution Victory In Peterson CaseDrew 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.