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Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier Fieldhouse Protesters Acquitted Of Trespassing

They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.


Cynthia Brim, a Cook County judge, has been barred from her duties following allegations she pushed a sheriff's deputy. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Judge Found Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity In Battery Trial

Cook County Judge Cynthia Brim, who suffers from long-term mental illness, was found not guilty by reason of insanity Monday in her misdemeanor battery trial.


Jesse Jackson Sr. speaks outside the Stephenson County Courthouse. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson Pleads Not Guilty To Trespassing After Jobs Protest

Jackson and more than a dozen others will go to trial for Freeport protest.



Lakeview Mom Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity For Infant’s Death

A Cook County judge Tuesday found a Lakeview woman accused of suffocating her eight-month-old son while battling a severe postpartum condition not guilty by reason of insanity.


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Judge Finds Woman Not Guilty, Insane, For Slashing Daughter’s Throat

A Bloomingdale woman accused of killing her daughter could spend the rest of her life in a psychiatric hospital, after being found not guilty by reason of insanity.


Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

Rep. Derrick Smith Pleads Not Guilty To Bribery Charge

State Rep. Derrick Smith has pleaded not guilty to charges that he accepted a $7,000 bribe.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2012

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Man Found Not Guilty Of Drugging Husky At Wheaton Dog Show

A Pennsylvania man accused of drugging a dog at a west suburban dog show in hopes of helping his girlfriend’s dog’s chances of winning was found not guilty Wednesday.


Elliot Mayfield was found not guilty of murder during a bench trial. (Sun-Times Media Wire)

Father Who Shot Drug Dealer Acquitted Of Murder

Elliot Mayfield, a drug user turned counselor, was with his 11-year-old daughter, a 15-year-old stepdaughter and a friend when he shot an aggressive drug dealer at a Woodlawn bus stop.