A former Waukegan man walked out of state prison Friday after Lake County prosecutors announced they would not challenge an appeals court’s decision to reverse his latest conviction.
In a move that was fully expected, deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich is filing an appeal to overturn his conviction on corruption charges.
A woman who may have been wrongly convicted – and hanged – for conspiring to kill President Abraham Lincoln is getting something of another chance.
It took two tries, but federal prosecutors got the victory they were looking for when a federal jury convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of several corruption charges on Monday.
A verdict has been reached on all but two counts in the re-trial of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The ninth day of deliberations is underway for jurors deciding the fate of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
The jury in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial wrapped up its 8th day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a verdict.
The federal jury deciding former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s fate finished its seventh day of deliberations on Tuesday without reaching a verdict.
The jury in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial wrapped up another day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict.
Jurors in Rod Blagojevich’s retrial have gone home for the weekend after asking the judge to clarify an instruction regarding 10 of the 20 counts against the former governor.
As jurors enter their fifth day of deliberations in the retrial of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his former attorney Sam Adam Jr. says he expects an acquittal or a hung jury.
Another day of jury deliberations has wrapped up without a verdict in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial.
Jurors in the corruption retrial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wrapped up their third day of deliberations on Tuesday without reaching a verdict, but they did send their first note to the judge.
Jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption retrial have wrapped up their second day of deliberations, meeting without a word on their progress on Monday.
The corruption retrial of ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich was passed to a jury Thursday, after federal prosecutor’s and defense attorneys offered their final arguments.
Federal prosecutors began their closing argument in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial on Wednesday, telling jurors that the former governor lied to them repeatedly during his seven days on the witness stand.
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.
During a full day of cross-examination at Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial, federal prosecutors repeatedly tried to use the former governor’s own words to discredit him and paint him as dishonest.
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.
Rod Blagojevich was back on the stand on Friday in what turned-into a family affair as his oldest daughter Amy attended the trial, but that wasn’t the only change in the courtroom. One of the 18 jury members was no longer in court.