Special Prosecutor Takes Over Laquan McDonald Murder CaseA Cook County judge has appointed Kane County State’s Attorney Joseph McMahon to take over the prosecution of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with murder in the 2014 death of Laquan McDonald.
Bomb Threats Shut Down Three Kane County CourthousesA series of bomb threats have forced the evacuation of three Kane County courthouses.
Elgin Sues Maniac Latin Disciples Under State Anti-Gang LawOne suburban Chicago community is taking a street gang to court -- not to criminal court, as is the standard practice nationwide -- but to civil court.
No Charges For West Aurora School Officials In Probe Of Sex Abuse CaseMcMahon said people can agree or disagree with his decision not to file charges, but he stands by it as the right thing to do. He said there was no evidence of a coverup, and that the problem was more one of ignorance of the state’s reporting law than anything else.
Suburban Prosecutors: Wrongful Convictions Far Less Likely TodaySuburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.
Man Freed After Serving 10 Years For Murder He Didn't CommitKane County prosecutors say asking a judge to vacate a man's 2002 murder conviction was "the right thing to do."