City Hall

Motion: End Federal Oversight Of Chicago Hiring

An attorney who has fought patronage hiring for decades says the city of Chicago is largely in compliance with bans on the practice.


Rod Blagojevich

Judge Calls Blagojevich’s Motion For New Trial ‘Hare-Brained’

A federal judge angrily scolded a bid by attorneys for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to get a new trial, calling their motion alleging potential misconduct by the jury forewoman “hare-brained.”

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Attorneys File For Drew Peterson’s Release

Attorneys for Drew Peterson expect to file a motion today, seeking the former Bolingbrook police sergeant’s release pending trial for murder in the death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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 Again Slams Prosecution For Not Playing All The Tapes

A week before his retrial on federal corruption charges was set to begin, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich lashed out at federal prosecutors again for not playing all the tapes of FBI wiretaps of his conversations.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Feds Seek To Block Blago’s ‘Play All The Tapes’ Argument

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to prevent former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorneys from arguing that playing all the tapes of FBI wiretaps of his conversations would exonerate Blagojevich at upcoming retrial.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich: Just Sentence Me Now

Deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants a judge to cancel his retrial this spring and instead just sentence him right away on the conviction from his first trial.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2011

Blagojevich Attorneys: Lift Seal On Evidence

A new early-morning motion was filed today by attorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, asking to have a court-ordered seal on all evidence lifted.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Attorneys File Motion To Play FBI Tapes

Attorneys for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich filed another motion Monday in advance of his new trial – this latest one asking a judge to let them play around 100 excerpts of secret FBI recordings at the trial.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011