Adam Landerman (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Jury Convicts Fourth Defendant In 2013 Joliet Double Murder

A Will County jury deliberated for about 90 minutes Monday before finding 21-year-old Adam Landerman guilty in the strangulation deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22.


Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Video Camera Monitors Cook County Murder Trial

After a week of testimony on what happened leading up to a deadly police chase, a verdict may be near. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.


Demarius Reed (Credit: Eastern Michigan University)

Jury Acquits Suspect In Shooting Death Of Former Simeon Standout

The Washtenaw County Circuit Court jury reached the not guilty verdict in the trial of Ed Thomas, 21, one of two men charged in the slaying of the 20-year-old wide receiver from Chicago. Reed played his high school career at Simeon Academy.


Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Federal Jury Convicts Ex-Cop In Torture, Murder Plot

Steven Mandell was accused of plotting to kidnap, torture, extort money, and then kill and dismember Riverside businessman Steve Campbell in an office he and an accomplice had equipped with saws and a sink in which to drain the victim’s blood.


Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop: Talk About Torture-Murder Was Just That — Talk

Steve Mandell admitted he could be heard on audio tapes talking about killing, draining the blood and even dismembering one of the men he says he was hired to investigate. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Karolina Obrycka discusses a jury's verdict awarding her $850,000 in damages for injuries she suffered when off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate beat her in 2007. Abbate was also convicted at an earlier criminal trial and was fired from the police department. (Credit: CBS)

City, Bartender Reach Agreement On Abbate Beating, Ask Judge To Vacate Verdict

The city of Chicago and a female bartender beaten by a Chicago cop five years ago are asking a federal judge to set aside the judgment in the lawsuit stemming from the videotaped bar beating.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Anthony Abbate

Abbate Juror: Panel Weighed Damages Against Ex-Cop, City Carefully

One of the jurors in the Anthony Abbate federal trial is explaining why the panel sided with the bartender the former cop assaulted in an infamous beating captured on surveillance video.


Anthony Abbate

Case Of Ex-Cop Anthony Abbate Now In Hands Of Jury

The potentially landmark civil trial that confronts the sensitive question head-on of whether there’s a code of silence and protection ingrained in Chicago’s police department was turned over to the jury Wednesday.


Members of the Drew Peterson trial jury meet with the media Friday, a day after convicting Peterson of murder. (CBS)

Peterson Jurors: ‘We All Knew It Was A Homicide’

Jurors in the Drew Peterson trial said the hearsay testimony in the trial was “extremely critical” in reaching a guilty verdict.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Drew Peterson juror Ron Supalo talks with reporters after Peterson's conviction Thursday. (CBS)

Juror: ‘Hearsay’ Evidence Sealed Case Against Drew Peterson

Ron Supalo, a postal worker from Bolingbrook, was a member of the jury that found Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio.


Drew Peterson

Peterson Jurors Reach Verdict After Asking For Definition Of Unanimous

The jurors in the Drew Peterson trial asked the judge what “unanimous” meant Thursday afternoon as they continued their deliberations.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Closing Arguments In Drew Peterson Trial Set To Begin Tuesday

Jurors in the Drew Peterson murder trial will hear closing arguments after the Labor Day weekend and presumably begin deliberations soon after.


Drew Peterson

A Look At The Jury That Will Decide Drew Peterson’s Fate

Drew Peterson’s future now rests with twelve of his fellow Will County citizens who will decide whether he’s guilty of murder.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2012

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Jury In Place For Drew Peterson Trial

A full jury has been impaneled for the Drew Peterson trial, and opening statements are set to begin next Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandusky Found Guilty In Child Sex-Abuse Trial

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts at his child sex abuse trial.


Roger Clemens

Clemens Found Not Guilty

Former Major League pitcher Roger Clemens has been found not guilty of all charges in the federal perjury trial against him.

670 The Score–06/18/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Hudson Juror Had Unreasonable Expectations Of Police

Chicago’s top cop is responding to a juror in the William Balfour trial who said police bungled the investigation into the murder of Jennifer Hudson’s family members.


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)

Jurors May Begin Deliberations Today In Hudson Family Murder Trial

Jurors could begin deliberating today in the case of William Balfour.


Christopher Vaughn (back left) is accused of killing his wife and three children. (CBS File Photo)

Jurors For Accused Killer Vaughn Can See Late Wife’s Emails, Chats

Anticipating a “very rare” suicide defense from accused family killer Christopher Vaughn, a Will County judge ruled Thursday jurors may see several online chat messages and emails written by his late wife, Sun-Times Media is reporting.


Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Trial Wrapping Up For Power Broker William Cellini

It’s a day off for the jury, but, not for the judge or lawyers in the trial of millionaire businessman and powerbroker William Cellini.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011