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Jennifer Hudson

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

14 Jurors Picked In Hudson Family Murder Trial

Fourteen people have been selected to serve on the jury in the trial of the man accused of killing three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2012

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Questions About Jennifer Hudson Dominate Murder Trial Juror Questionnaire

Prospective jurors in the Jennifer Hudson family murder trial will have to answer a lot of questions to show what they know about the singer.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Potential Jurors See Clean-Cut Defendant In Hudson Family Murder Case

Legal experts say William Balfour’s defense team has a heavy burden because of the celebrity of Jennifer Hudson and the sympathy she may evoke among jurors. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley reports.

04/05/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Selection Starts In Hudson Family Murder Trial

The first step of jury selection began Thursday in the trial of William Balfour, the man charged with murder in the deaths of three members of Oscar-winner Jennifer Hudson’s family.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors: Hudson Murder Suspect Said, ‘If You Leave Me, I’ll Kill You’

Prosecutors say the man accused of killing the family of actress Jennifer Hudson told Hudson’s sister Julia: “I’m going to kill your family first, then kill you.”

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors Want Hudson’s Sister To Testify At Husband’s Murder Trial

The man accused of killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family is scheduled for trial in less two more months, but already there is some heavy legal wrangling over who will testify.

02/28/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Judge Rules Arrest In Hudson Family Murders Was Justified

A Cook County judge has denied a motion seeking to quash the arrest of the man charged with killing three of Chicago singer and actress Jennifer Hudson’s relatives in 2008.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Singer Whitney Houston performs live during a concert at the O2 World on May 12, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. The concert is part of the 2010 Nothing But Love tour to promote the album I Look To You. (Photo by Jakubaszek/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Sing Praises Of Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston’s voice truly moved her fans. On Sunday, fans in Chicago were in shock over her death at the age of 48 in Los Angeles.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

Singer Jennifer Hudson (R) accepts the Best R&B Album from singer Whitney Houston (L) during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Hudson To Pay Tribute To Houston At Grammys

Chicago native Jennifer Hudson will honor her idol, the late Whitney Houston, at the Grammy Awards tonight on CBS.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Accused Murderer’s Lawyers Want To Talk With Jennifer Hudson

Attorneys for the man accused of killing three of Jennifer Hudson’s relatives want to talk to the singer.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

William Balfour is charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson's family in October 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Trial Set For Man Charged With Killing Jennifer Hudson’s Family

The man charged with killing three members of singer Jennifer Hudson’s family in 2008 will go on trial for the murders in April.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Academy Award and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson at the grand opening of the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center in Hyde Park on Sept. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Jennifer Hudson Opens Weight Loss Center In Hyde Park

Academy Award winner and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson opened a new weight loss center in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

CPS Classroom

First Day Chicago Public School Attendance Up

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says first-day attendance this past Tuesday jumped to four-year high.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during a fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom on August 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The fundraiser, billed as a birthday celebration for the President who turns 50 years old tomorrow, featured entertainment by Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson and others.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

UPDATED: Obama Celebrates 50th Birthday At Aragon

The Uptown neighborhood was host to a big celebration for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, for a combination birthday party and campaign fundraiser.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011

Ravinia Festival

Ravinia Releases 2011 Schedule

Variety is the spice of life, and there is going to be something for everyone at the Ravinia Festival this year.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2011

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Emotional Jennifer Hudson Discusses Family Murders On Oprah

Jennifer Hudson appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show and spoke publicly today for the first time about the 2008 murders of her mother, brother and nephew.

02/10/2011

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