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