Marilyn Hartman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Who Tried To Sneak Aboard Airliners Vows To Behave

Marilyn Hartman was arrested after trying several times to get past security at O’Hare and Midway airports in April and May. She was released from jail this week.


Prison fence

Ill. High Court Ruling Could Mean Early Release For Prisoners Convicted As Juveniles

The 16-page opinion stemmed from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 decision that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, and said it must be applied retroactively in Illinois.


Cook County Jail

Jail Inmates: We Were Held An Extra Day Because Of Computer Problem

Five former Cook County Jail inmates are suing the Sheriff’s office.Five former Cook County Jail inmates are suing the Sheriff’s office.

CBS Chicago–09/15/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. D-IL (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Rep. Jackson Released From Mayo Clinic

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) has been released from the Mayo Clinic.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Ed Vrdolyak

Vrdolyak Released From Prison

Former Chicago alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak will be released from prison Thursday.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle: Despite Tax Hikes, Cook County Residents Will Save $400M

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that even with hikes in some taxes and fees in her 2012 budget plan, county residents are saving $400 million with the rollback of the infamous 2008 sales tax hike.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Eagles had their nest rebuilt after a severe storm destroyed it by the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation (Photo Credit: Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation)

Rehab Center Prepares Orphaned Bald Eaglets For Return To The Wild

Instead of throwing a bon voyage party for two orphaned American eaglets, rehabbers are making them work for their supper so they will be ready to return to the wild.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

Jacques Rivera

Wrongfully Convicted Man Adjusts To Freedom After 21 Years

A 46-year-old Humboldt Park man is adjusting to his newfound freedom, after 21 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Denies Peterson’s Bid For Release

The Illinois Supreme Court has denied former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson’s request to be released from jail while he awaits trial on charges that he killed his third wife, Kathleen Savio.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Drew Peterson

Sun-Times: Release Drew Peterson

An editorial in the Chicago Sun-Times says accused wife killer Drew Peterson should be freed from jail.

CBS Chicago–09/01/2011

Drew Peterson

Peterson To Ask State Supreme Court For Release From Jail

Former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson is taking his case to the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday, in an effort to get out of jail.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Released After Being Sentenced To Time Served For Molestation

A man is out of jail, after pleading guilty, but mentally ill, to molesting two young boys in Northwest Indiana, and being sentenced to time served.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Drew Peterson (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Attorneys File For Drew Peterson’s Release

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.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011


Milton Bradley Released By Seattle Mariners

The notorious Milton Bradley officially has been released from the Seattle Mariners.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk Disagree On Bin Laden Photos

U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) do not agree on whether photos of the slain Osama bin Laden should have been released to the public.

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2011

This frame grab from the Saudi-owned television network MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) shows alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden gesturing an undated videotape broadcast by the Dubai-based MBC 17 April 2002. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Reacts: Bin Laden Photos Won’t Be Released

Chicagoans are reacting to the decision by President Barack Obama not to make public the gruesome death photos of Osama bin Laden.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Osama Bin Laden

Local Experts Weigh Merits Of Releasing Bin Laden Death Photos

The push is on for the public release of the graphic pictures of Osama bin Laden’s corpse, but some local experts have their doubts about the idea.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Eric Caine, Alleged Police Torture Victim, Released From Prison

Alleged Burge Torture Victim Leaves Prison

A man who claimed he was tortured into a false confession by police detectives under Cmdr. Jon Burge has been released from prison after 25 years.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2011

File Photo Of Glock Handgun. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Gun Owner Privacy Battle Headed To Court

The issue of gun owner privacy – or secrecy – is heading to the courts.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011

Chester Taylor

Report: Bears To Release Chester Taylor

A published report says the Bears are planning to release backup running back Chester Taylor before next season.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011