Stampede

A Chicago police car and command center van sit in front of the E2 nightclub on Feb. 18, 2003 in Chicago, a day after 21 people died in a stampede for the exits after a security guard used pepper spray inside the club. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Against E2 Nightclub Owners In Deadly Stampede

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed an appeals court decision clearing the two owners of the former E2 nightclub of indirect criminal contempt charges, filed after 21 people died in a stampede at the club in 2003.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

Chicago firefighters had to carefully pull people out of the E2 nightclub after a panicked crowd stampeded to the exit on Feb. 17, 2003, pushing against doors that opened inward. Twenty-one people died in the stampede and dozens of others were injured. (CBS File Photo)

Appellate Court Tosses Convictions Of E2 Nightclub Owners

A panel of the Illinois Appellate court has overturned the convictions of the owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede to the exit in 2003 after a security guard used pepper spray in the crowded club.

11/16/2011