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Defendant Accuses Indiana Prosecutors Of Eavesdropping On Discussion With Attorneys

Earlier this year, John Larkin accused police and prosecutors of eavesdropping on a constitutionally protected discussion between Larkin and his former lawyers. A judge later shot down Larkin’s request to throw out the charge pending against him because of the recording.


Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Feds: We Can Treat Jackson Jr. Behind Bars

Federal prosecutors are challenging the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.


Kimberlynn Bolanos allegedly stabbed her son to death May 30 in a North Side motel. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Mom Admitted Stabbing Baby To Death At North Side Motel: Prosecutors

The only regret Kimberlynn Bolanos told authorities she had after stabbing the boy nearly 30 times was that she “wasn’t sure if her baby was dead and that she would feel better if he was dead,” Assistant State’s Attorney Bridget O’Brien said.


Nathaniel Beller (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors Suspended For Not Charging Man Who Burned Family After Previous Threat

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has suspended two prosecutors for failing to approve criminal charges against a man who had threatened to set his kids on fire after filling a bathtub with gasoline – then actually set them on fire three months later.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2013

Drew Peterson Sketch

Drew Peterson Trial Wraps For The Week

The Drew Peterson trial has wrapped for the week.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Judge In Drew Peterson Trial To Rule On Latest Mistrial Request Wednesday

The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial has sent jurors home early for the day, as he weighs a new request by defense attorneys to declare a mistrial. The judge said he will rule on the request Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Jeanine Nicarico

Ground Broken For New DuPage Investigation Center Honoring Jeanine Nicarico

Ground has been broken for the new Jeanine Nicarico Advocacy Center in Wheaton.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Kane County State’s Attorney: Raises Needed To Keep Prosecutors From Leaving

The Kane County State’s Attorney is planning to ask for raises for his staff, and he says the reason is crucial.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2012


Lake County Prosecutors Dismiss 20-Year-Old Rape Case

Lake County prosecutors dismissed a 20-year-old rape case Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–05/15/2012

Starlin Castro. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Prosecutors: Cubs’ Starlin Castro Won’t Be Charged In Alleged Assault

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office this week declined to pursue charges against the rising Cubs star.


Rod Blagojevich

For Sale: Blagojevich Home; Judge Sets $450,000 Bond

A judge set bond at $450,000 for convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who was warned he could lose his home if he violates the agreement.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

Jon Burge

Report: Prosecutors Expanding Torture Probe After Burge Conviction

Federal prosecutors who sent former police Cmdr. Jon Burge to prison for lying about the torture of criminal suspects have now turned their attention to detectives implicated in torture, and to former Cook County prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Completes Testimony At Retrial

Rod Blagojevich wrapped up his testimony at his corruption retrial on Tuesday after seven days on the witness stand, including three days of cross-examination by federal prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutors Begin Cross-Examining Blagojevich, Call Him A Liar

Federal prosecutors wasted no time painting Rod Blagojevich as a habitual liar on Thursday as they began cross examining the former governor at his corruption retrial on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–06/02/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Prosecution Rests, Blago’s Defense To Begin Presenting Case Monday

After federal prosecutors rested their case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Thursday, defense attorneys told the judge they plan to begin calling witnesses next week.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks about his corruption retrial at his home on April 16, 2011 in Chicago. Blagojevich who was convicted of one count of lying to the FBI in his original trial, faces 20 federal counts at his second trial, including allegations that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Judge Cautions Blagojevich About Media Interviews

Federal prosecutors accused Rod Blagojevich of “out-and-out fabrications” in recent media interviews, prompting the judge to advise the former governor “to restrain himself.”

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

Cook County Seal

Alvarez, Preckwinkle Spar Over Budget Cuts

Sparks wre flying Tuesday afternoon at the Cook County Board, over the size of budget cuts in the Cook County State’s Attorneys’ office.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011