Dramatic Opening For Defense In Beavers Tax TrialDuring a losing streak at Hammond’s Horseshoe Casino in April 2007, William Beavers went back to the bank three times in less than five hours to cash a total of $6,000 in checks from his political campaign fund, prosecutors alleged as the Cook County commissioner’s trial began Thursday.
Judge Issues Gag Order After Beavers' Attorneys Claim Jury Pool 'Rigged'Sam Adam Jr., an attorney for William Beavers, angrily told reporters Tuesday that he was "outraged" there were no black men in the 50-person jury pool. He suggested its composition was somehow fixed in advance. Beavers is black.
Race To Replace Jackson Could Be 'Wild, Wild West'A crowded field could line up to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, once a special election is set up to fill his seat following his resignation on Wednesday.
Defense Attorney Eyes Jackson Jr.'s OfficeSam Adam Jr. -- a high-profile attorney never at a loss for words -- says a lot of people want him to give it a go.
Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison LibraryFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.
After Reclaiming Seat, Smith Pledges To Work With Lawmakers Who Booted HimFresh off regaining his seat in the Illinois House on Tuesday, Derrick Smith starred in a wild episode of Chicago-style politics Thursday morning, claiming himself to be “a new man,” and slamming Democratic Party leaders who tried to stop his bid to get back to Springfield.
Dad Who Posted Facebook Photo Of Duct-Taped Daughter Acquitted Of One ChargeA Chicago man who bound his 22-month-old daughter with tape and posted a photo on Facebook was acquitted Tuesday of unlawful restraint and will find out the verdict on a second charge next week.
Attorneys Think Blagojevich's Sentence Will Be Reversed On AppealAttorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.
Attorney Adam Says He's Seen Nothing Like Peterson Prosecution's Faux PasWhen the Drew Peterson murder trial ground once again to a halt because of a forbidden question Tuesday, it left Will County Judge Edward Burmila angry and a prominent defense attorney who was a spectator surprised.
Beavers Claims He Repaid Money At Center Of Tax Evasion CaseFacing income tax evasion charges, Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lambasted federal prosecutors on Thursday, claiming he has evidence the charges against him are trumped up.
Blagojevich 'Totally Bored' In Prison: ReportFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich is not happy with his work assignment at the Colorado prison where he's serving a 14-year term for corruption.
Potential Jurors See Clean-Cut Defendant In Hudson Family Murder CaseLegal experts say William Balfour's defense team has a heavy burden because of the celebrity of Jennifer Hudson and the sympathy she may evoke among jurors. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.