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

Daley Nephew Completes Jail Term In 2004 Manslaughter Case

R.J. Vanecko punched David Koschman of Mount Prospect, in the face in a drunken confrontation early on April 25, 2004. Koschman fell, hit his head on a curb and died 11 days later of brain injuries.

04/14/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Kevin Trudeau Already In Jail, But Second Judge Slams Cell Door

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman’s order that Trudeau be indefinitely held for failing to disclose where he’s hiding his immense wealth came a week after another federal judge ordered the Oak Brook resident locked up at the end of his criminal contempt trial.

11/21/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

After Night In Jail, ‘Penniless’ TV Pitchman Remembered Swiss Account

He claimed he was “penniless and homeless.” But an overnight stay in federal jail seems to have had a remarkable effect on discredited TV pitchman and convicted felon Kevin Trudeau’s memory

11/20/2013

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Weight Loss Pitchman Trudeau Ordered Back To Jail

Infomercial pitchman Kevin Trudeau was ordered back into federal custody on Tuesday, despite his pleas that he has no assets to pay off a multimillion-dollar judgment against him.

10/22/2013

Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Suit: Woman Suffered Broken Bones At Hands Of Skokie Cop

A Chicago woman is suing the village of Skokie, claiming one of its police officers used excessive force that left her in need of surgery.

10/09/2013

Cook County Jail

Lake County Jail Inmates Now Have Unlimited Virtual Home Visits

Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.

07/22/2013

Bagpipers march in the 2009 South Side Irish Parade. Organizers shut down the parade after that year due to drunken violence among the crowd. Organizers plan a one-year trial of a new parade with a zero-tolerance policy on alcohol in 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Stricter South Side Irish Parade Marks 2nd Year

After a three-year hiatus, the parade returned last year with a zero tolerance policy for drunks. As CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, organizers say expect the same crackdown this year.

03/08/2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Leave George Ryan Be

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson takes a poll of commuters about the former governor of Illinois.

01/31/2013

Jose Banks and Kenneth Conley (Credit: FBI)

FBI: Surveillance Video Shows Jail Escapees Getting Into Cab

Two convicted bank robbers remained at large on Wednesday, the day after a brazen escape from the federal jail in the Loop.

12/19/2012

Tim Robbins takes in the sweet, sweet moisture droplets of freedom in 'Shawshank Redemption' (Credit: Columbia Pictures)

Horrible Horoscopes: Aquarius

Aquarius! Crawl out the metaphorical slit your jailers call a window, down that imaginary rope made of your hopes, dreams and bed sheets, and live your life!

12/18/2012

Some sort of harness dangles on the end of a makeshift rope outside the MCC. (CBS)

Two Inmates Rappel 15 Stories To Escape From Federal Jail In Loop

Two inmates escaped Tuesday morning from the federal jail in the Loop, using bedsheets tied together to rappel 15 floors to the ground.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2012

Scores of pigeons swarm to pick up potato chip crumbs outside the Wilson stop on the CTA Red Line. (Credit: CBS)

Uptown Alderman Wants To Make It A Crime To Feed Pigeons

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) has introduced an ordinance that would significantly increase the penalties for feeding pigeons – making it a crime punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

CBS 2–12/13/2012

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Judge To Decide About Easing Mayweather Jail Stay

A judge in Las Vegas says she’ll decide by Thursday whether to ease jail conditions for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

670 The Score–06/12/2012

Jail/Prison

Parents In Berkeley Furious Over School Field Trip To Jail

Some parents from west suburban Berkeley are angry, after their kindergarteners were taken on a field trip to a local jail.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2012

Cook County Jail

County Board To Discuss Policy On Illegal Immigrants In Jail

Expect heated debate on immigration issues at a Cook County Board hearing Thursday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Gavel

Judge To Homeless Protester: Get A Job Or Go To Jail

A judge in DuPage County has giving a well-known suburban squatter a choice; get a job or face jail time.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Empty Classroom

Report: Illinois High School Dropouts Earn Far Less, Go To Jail More

A new report says high school dropouts in Illinois have a low earning power over their lifetimes, and are more likely to spend time behind bars.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

Handcuffs

Two Sentenced For Luring Girl Into Prostitution

Two northwest suburban Lake in the Hills women who lured a young girl from Kansas into prostitution were each sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday.

11/30/2011

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

Man Imprisoned For Naperville Child Abduction, Abuse

A Naperville man has begun serving a one-year prison sentence for using candy to lure two pre-teenage girls into his condominium unit and licking one of them on the lips.

11/24/2011

Cook County Jail

Attorney Spends A Day In Jail For Contempt

A Des Plaines attorney got a different view of the justice system as he spent the night in the Cook County Jail last week.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

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