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Prosecutor: Man Spit On, Slapped Judge Smoking Outside Daley Center

A North Side man is accused of spitting at and slapping an elderly Cook County judge outside the Daley Center because he wanted her to stop smoking, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.

07/15/2014

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Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully Terminated

A Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.

12/17/2013

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Federal Judge Orders Early Same-Sex Marriage License For Dying Same-Sex Partner

One of the partners is expected to die before Illinois’ same-sex marriage law takes effect next June.

11/25/2013

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

TV Pitchman Released From Federal Jail

Kevin Trudeau was held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago for allegedly hiding his assets and not paying a federal judgment.

10/28/2013

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Security Increased For Federal Judge After Preacher’s ‘Wrath Of God’ Threat

The federal courthouse in Chicago says security has been stepped up for a U.S. district judge after a possible threat against her.

07/22/2013

Nicole Patrick (Credit: Chicago Police)

Woman Charged After Threatening Judge

A North Side Uptown neighborhood woman was charged Friday with threatening a Cook County Judge.

06/29/2013

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911 Tape Reveals Accused Judge’s Pleas For Colleague To Wake Up

A former southern Illinois judge who has been charged with drug possession can be heard on a 911 tape trying to revive a colleague who died of a cocaine overdose.

06/03/2013

Jennifer Hudson (Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson To Be ‘American Idol’ Judge

She’s has signed a deal to join the judges panel for season 13 this fall, and the other two spots may be filled by former Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.

WBBM-FM–05/24/2013

Alexander Wood was charged with one felony count of threatening a judge, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s office. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's office)

Aurora Man Charged With Threatening Cook County Judge

A west suburban man was charged Wednesday with leaving a message with a Cook County prosecutors threatening the judge who sentenced him.

03/27/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Has Signed ‘Blind Plea’ Deal With Feds

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a deal which calls for him to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds and let a federal judge determine whether he serves any time in prison, CBS 2 has learned.

02/07/2013

Will County Judge Joseph Polito leaves the Will County Court House on April11, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Porn-Addicted Judge Gets Two-Month Suspension

Joseph Polito confessed a lifelong addiction to porn in November, seven months after the Chicago Sun-Times revealed he regularly looked at a variety of websites during work hours in 2010 and 2011.

02/01/2013

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

McHenry Judge Selected To Preside Over Vanecko Case

A judge who handles juvenile cases in McHenry County was selected Friday to preside over the Cook County involuntary-manslaughter case against Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

01/04/2013

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

Supreme Court Assigns Vanecko Case To McHenry County Judge

A McHenry County judge will preside over the politically-charged involuntary manslaughter case against Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who is accused of killing David Koschman in 2004.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2012

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

Vanecko Judge Steps Aside, New Judge From Outside Cook County Sought

After a judge with ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley recused himself from the involuntary manslaughter case against a Daley nephew, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is asking the state’s highest court to appoint a judge from outside the county.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Judge Orders Quinn To Honor Contract Raises

A Cook County judge has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn must pay the 2011 wage increases promised in a contract with most state workers.

12/07/2012

Will County Judge Joseph Polito leaves the Will County Court House on April11, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Judge Admits Porn Addiction Since Childhood

A Will County judge who secretly viewed hard-core pornography on his courthouse computer fought back tears Thursday as he confessed he’d been addicted to porn since he was a little boy.

11/30/2012

Will County Judge Joseph Polito leaves the Will County Court House on April11, 2012. | Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Will County Judge Admits Viewing Porn On Office Computer

A Will County judge admits to using his courthouse computer to view internet porn during office hours.

08/20/2012

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Judge Rejects State Law Restricting PAC Fundraising

A federal judge has struck down part of Illinois’ campaign finance law that restricted fundraising by independent political action committees.

03/13/2012

Cook County Criminal Courts

Criminal Courthouse Set To Be Renamed For Prominent Judge

The Cook County Criminal Courthouse may soon be getting a new name.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Judge Lashes Out At Victim’s Dad After Remark

A Kane County judge Thursday met an outburst in his courtroom with a contempt citation — and an outburst of his own.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

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