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A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Corrections Officer Alleged To Have Improper Contact With Juror

An attorney is filing a motion seeking any information, including investigative or police reports, on the possibility that a corrections officer in the courthouse may have had improper conversations with jurors or witnesses.

11/27/2013

George Zimmerman.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Juror From Chicago: ‘Zimmerman Got Away With Murder’

A juror who acquitted George Zimmerman of all charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has broken her silence about the nationally publicized case.

07/25/2013

Scott Enke, 33, leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse on July 10, 2012, after he was fined $1,000 for leaving town in the middle of jury duty in March. He was also ordered to write an essay about showing up for jury duty and give a speech to the American Bar Association, at a symposium on jury service. (Credit: CBS)

Juror Avoids Jail After Leaving Town In Middle Of Trial

A medical supply salesman who left town in the middle of jury duty avoided going to jail when he was sentenced for contempt of court on Tuesday, but he must attend a legal symposium on the jury system as part of his punishment.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2012

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Juror To Be Sentenced For Skipping Out For Business Trip During Trial

A former federal court juror now has his own legal troubles for skipping out on jury duty in the middle of a trial.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

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Jury Slacker Ordered To Carry Sign: ‘I Failed To Appear For Jury Duty’

A prospective juror in a fatal drunken driving crash case who left in the middle of jury selection has been ordered to stand in front of the Lake County Courthouse the next two Mondays with a sign that says, “I failed to appear for jury duty.”

01/24/2012

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Denies Cellini’s Bid For A New Trial

A federal judge denied a retrial Tuesday for longtime Illinois powerbroker William Cellini, rejecting arguments that he didn’t get a fair trial because a juror lied about her criminal past during jury selection.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Embroiled Cellini Trial Juror Storms Out Of Court, Yells, ‘Leave Me Alone!’

During as post-trial hearing Friday, a juror in the trial of convicted powerbroker William Cellini stormed out of court, yelling, “Leave me alone!”

CBS Chicago–01/06/2012

Connie Wilson, forewoman of the jury that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of 17 corruption counts, discusses the 14-year prison sentence he received on Dec. 7, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich Lawyers To Ask For New Trial, Claim Juror Broke Rules

Lawyers for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be back in court on Monday to ask for a new trial, claiming misconduct by the forewoman from the jury that convicted him of 17 corruption counts.

CBS Chicago–12/18/2011

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Judge Wants To Question Cellini Juror About Convictions; Won’t Seek Reporters’ Notes

A federal judge wants to talk to a juror who failed to disclose her felony convictions before she was seated on the jury that convicted power broker William Cellini, but he won’t force reporters to turn over notes of their interviews with that juror.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2011

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Orders Tribune To Turn Over Notes On Cellini Juror

A federal judge has ordered the Chicago Tribune to turn over notes and recordings in a fight over a juror who didn’t disclose her criminal record in the trial of convicted Illinois powerbroker William Cellini.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Will Hold Hearing On Cellini Juror’s Failure To Disclose Felony Convictions

Springfield power broker William Cellini won’t get an automatic mistrial after learning that a juror in his corruption trial failed to disclose her criminal record before being picked for the jury, but a federal judge will hold a hearing on the matter.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

William Cellini leaves the Dirksen Federal Courthouse after he was convicted of two charges in a conspiracy to shake down a Hollywood producer for a campaign contribution to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: CBS)

Report: Cellini Juror Hid Felony Convictions

Attorneys for convicted Illinois power broker William Cellini say there may be reason to overturn the guilty verdicts returned in federal court last week, due to some information a juror reportedly concealed.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Maya Moody

Juror Relieved That Blagojevich Trial Is Over

Some of the jurors in the Blagojevich trial have been expressing relief, with the opportunity finally to put their lives back together after three weeks of deliberation.

CBS 2–06/29/2011

Standing with his attorney Sheldon Sorosky, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (R) speaks to the press outside his home April 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich used the press conference to again proclaim his innocence ahead of his retrial which is scheduled to begin April 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Trial Continues With One Less Juror

Rod Blagojevich was back on the stand on Friday in what turned-into a family affair as his oldest daughter Amy attended the trial, but that wasn’t the only change in the courtroom. One of the 18 jury members was no longer in court.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011

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Attorney: White Supremacist Convicted Based On Fear

An attorney representing a self-proclaimed white supremacist says his client’s conviction on Wednesday was based on fear and not the law.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

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Ousted Ryan Juror Wins Lawsuit

Former George Ryan juror Evelyn Ezell’s history in the Dirksen Federal courthouse is far from a pleasant one. She’s back in court now for a civil lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011