Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2004 death of David Koschman. (Credit Chicago Police/CBS)

Prosecutor Who “Threw Away” Koschman File Resigns

The prosecutor who declined to charge former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s nephew in the killing of David Koschman — and apparently “threw away” the case file — has left the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.


Police Lights Police Car

County Prosecutor Accused Of Biting Man’s Leg Outside Lingerie Shop

An off-duty Cook County prosecutor has been placed on administrative duty after allegedly biting a man on the leg during a scuffle outside a lingerie shop in the Lakeview neighborhood over the weekend.


Edgar Diaz (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Stabbing Prosecutor

A man accused of trying to kill a Cook County prosecutor, who tried to stop an assault on two gay men, goes to bond court on Monday.


File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Prosecutor Attacked After Trying To Stop Assault On Apparently Gay Men

A Cook County prosecutor was hospitalized Friday, after losing a lot of blood when two men attacked him for trying to stop an assault on two apparently gay men the night before in the park of Lincoln Park.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2012

Sam Adam Jr.

Attorney Adam Says He’s Seen Nothing Like Peterson Prosecution’s Faux Pas

When the Drew Peterson murder trial ground once again to a halt because of a forbidden question Tuesday, it left Will County Judge Edward Burmila angry and a prominent defense attorney who was a spectator surprised.

WBBM Newsradio–08/15/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Judge In Peterson Trial: Prosecution’s ‘Disrespect For The Court Is Shocking’

Just hours after defense attorneys for Drew Peterson withdrew a motion for a mistrial over a mistake by prosecutors, testimony was halted again Wednesday and the judge angrily chided prosecutors after another witness discussed evidence barred from the trial, saying “the disrespect for the court is shocking.”

CBS Chicago–08/15/2012

Patrick Fitzgerald

Last Day In Office For U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald has reached last day in office, and he is going out in much the same way he has served.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2012


Ex-Lake County Prosecutor Could Lose Law License Over Drug-Dealing Roommate

A 30-year old former Lake County prosecutor’s law license, as he has admitted to having a drug dealer as a roommate while he was sometimes handling drug cases.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2012

Brian Trainauskas, 36, who was already in jail on a murder charge, has been charged with trying to hire someone to help him kill a Will County prosecutor. (Photo Credit: Will County State's Attorney's Office)

Murder Suspect Charged With Trying To Have Prosecutor Killed

A Frankfort man who was already behind bars for murder has been charged with trying to hire someone to help him kill a Will County prosecutor.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

U.S. Capitol Dome

Will County Prosecutor Uses Experience To Lobby For Drug Courts

In Washington, D.C., today, a prosecutor from Will County will be lobbying for more money for drug court programs around the country – and she knows of what she speaks.

WBBM Newsradio–07/19/2011

Wisconsin Protest

Ind. Prosecutor Quits After E-Mails About Wis. Protesters

A lawsuit that led to the release of hundreds of e-mails to Wisconsin’s Gov. Scott Walker has resulted in the resignation of a prosecutor in Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011