Juan Rivera has an emotional reunion with friends and family after he was released from Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet in January, 2012. (CBS)

Ex-Waukegan Man Won’t Be Tried Fourth Time In Murder

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.


Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Files Appeal, Says Judge Favored Prosecutors

In a move that was fully expected, deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich is filing an appeal to overturn his conviction on corruption charges.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Abraham Lincoln

New ‘Trial’ Coming For Woman Convicted In Lincoln Assassination Plot

A woman who may have been wrongly convicted – and hanged – for conspiring to kill President Abraham Lincoln is getting something of another chance.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2011

Rod Blagojevich speaks after his conviction. (CBS)

Blagojevich Convicted On 17 Counts

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.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Blagojevich Leaves For Verdict

Verdict Reached On 18 Counts In Blagojevich Trial

A verdict has been reached on all but two counts in the re-trial of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive at the federal courthouse where opening remarks were delivered at his corruption retrial on May 2, 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Jury Ends Another Week Of Deliberations

The ninth day of deliberations is underway for jurors deciding the fate of deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Day 8 Of Deliberations Over For Blago Jury, Still No Verdict

The jury in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial wrapped up its 8th day of deliberations on Wednesday without reaching a verdict.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Jury Finishes Day 7 Without Verdict

The federal jury deciding former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s fate finished its seventh day of deliberations on Tuesday without reaching a verdict.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Jurors Deliberate Another Day With No Verdict

The jury in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial wrapped up another day of deliberations on Monday without reaching a verdict.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Jury Asks For Clarification Of Key Instruction

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.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Sam Adam Jr.

Former Attorney Doesn’t Expect Conviction For Blagojevich

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.

CBS 2–06/16/2011

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)

Blago Jury Wraps Another Day Of Deliberations; No Verdict Yet

Another day of jury deliberations has wrapped up without a verdict in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption retrial.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Rod Blagojevich

First Note From Blagojevich Jury, But Still No Verdict

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.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Jury Wraps Second Day Of Deliberations

Jurors in the Rod Blagojevich corruption retrial have wrapped up their second day of deliberations, meeting without a word on their progress on Monday.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011

Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich Retrial Goes To Jury

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.


Rod Blagojevich

Prosecutor’s Closing Argument: Blagojevich ‘Lied To You’

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.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

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, Blagojevich Spar Over Meaning Of His Words

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.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2011

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

Standing with his attorney Sheldon Sorosky, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (R) speaks to the press outside his home April 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich used the press conference to again proclaim his innocence ahead of his retrial which is scheduled to begin April 20. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Trial Continues With One Less Juror

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.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2011