Bribery Trial Starts For Rep. Derrick SmithOpening statements Thursday at an Illinois lawmaker's bribery trial focused on a campaign worker-turned-FBI informant, referred to in court only by a first name, Pete, who secretly recorded state Rep. Derrick Smith allegedly seeking a $7,000 bribe.
Jury Selection Nears End At Sheley Murder TrialThe 34-year-old Sheley pleaded not guilty in the deaths of 29-year-old Brock Branson; 20-year-old Kilynna Blake; her 2-year-old son, Dayan; and 25-year-old Kenneth Ulve.
Plainfield Murder Trial Pushed Back To January Over Juror IssuesGabriela Escutia, 24, of the 2700 block of Snowmass Court, faces two counts of murder in the death of 18-year-old Javier Barrios.
Jury Selection Begins In Torture Murder TrialFollowing somewhat of a rocky start Monday, the murder trial of Jose Horta of Waukegan, charged in connection with the July 2011 grisly torture murder of 27-year-old Waukegan resident David Campell, got under way.
Jury Selection Begins In 1999 Armed Robbery CaseThe bizarre case of a 43-year-old former Gurnee woman who was acquitted on charges that she stabbed her husband to death only to flee the country after being accused in 1999 of an armed robbery and home invasion goes to trial this week in Lake County Circuit Court.
Jury Selected For Trial In 2010 Bucktown Baseball Bat BeatingThe jury was selected Tuesday in the trial of the man charged with beating two women with a baseball bat in Bucktown in 2010, leaving one of them with severe brain damage.
Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Former Illini Player Jereme RichmondRichmond, 21, is charged with threatening a probation officer in May of this year, when he was about three months shy of completing an 18-month probationary term.
Jury Selection Begins For Former Alderman Medrano's Bribery TrialA former Chicago alderman who was convicted in one of the city's most famous corruption cases was back in court on Monday to stand trial on federal bribery charges.
Darien Triple Murder Case To Be 1st Chicago Area Trial With Camera In CourtJury selection has started at the first trial in the Chicago area to allow cameras in court during testimony and through to a verdict.
Judge Issues Gag Order After Beavers' Attorneys Claim Jury Pool 'Rigged'Sam Adam Jr., an attorney for William Beavers, angrily told reporters Tuesday that he was "outraged" there were no black men in the 50-person jury pool. He suggested its composition was somehow fixed in advance. Beavers is black.
Beavers' Jury Pool Has No Black Men; Defense Team FuriousAt worse than 100 to 1, the odds of a randomly-selected jury pool in Chicago containing not a single black man might make even the most compulsive gambler cringe.
Judge: Prosecutors Can Mention Beavers' 2005 Taxes At TrialJudge James Zagel says prosecutors can broach a 2005 return that included a letter in which Beavers acknowledges $43,000 in campaign money as income. Zagel says it goes to prosecutors' argument that Beavers understood the requirement to report such money.