Public Defender

Chicago Public Defender Fights for Those With Odds Stacked Against ThemChastidy Burns, Cook County public defender learned that helping people in the legal system may not be the same path traveled for everyone.
Peterson's Attorneys Step Aside, Seek Public Appellate DefenderConvicted killer Drew Peterson’s lawyers have quietly withdrawn from the appeal of his murder conviction.
Former Dixon Comptroller Requests Public DefenderFormer Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell wants a public defender to represent her on charges she embezzled millions in public funds.
Man Sues Cook County Over Public Defender's AdviceA man claiming he spent about eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a crime on the advice of his public defender filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Cook County and the attorney.