Testimony

Former Chicago mayor Richard Daley leaves Northwestern Memorial Hospital, after treatment for an undisclosed illness in early February. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Wants Proof Of Daley’s Medical Hardship To Avoid Park Grill Testimony

Cook County Judge Moshe Jacobius said Daley will have to provide more information showing he’s too ill to testify. His lawyers have said he’s not well enough after the stroke-like episode he suffered in January.

07/08/2014

Former Mayor Richard Daley speaks publicly for the first time about the death of his wife, Maggie, and about life after leaving City Hall, during a reception at the law office where he is of counsel. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Seeks To Avoid Park Grill Testimony Due To “Medical Hardship”

Citing an unspecificed “medical hardship,” lawyers for former Mayor Richard M. Daley have asked a Cook County judge to excuse him from testifying at a trial where the Emanuel administration is seeking to break a long-term lease for the Park Grill restaurant at Millennium Park, signed under Daley.

07/03/2014

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Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 Hours

Four firefighters with four separate complaints against their chief expected to present evidence Thursday at a special meeting set by the Gary Fire Civil Service Commission to hear the first of 24 cases filed against Chief Teresa Everett.

04/18/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sarah Kustok Condemns Dad’s Affairs But Doesn’t Think He Shot Her Mom

The former Chicago sportscaster took the stand Monday in the murder trial of her father and offered testimony casting doubt on allegations he murdered her mother. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

03/10/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Expert: Gunman Standing Over Jeanie Kustok Shot Her In Face

The star prosecution witness in the Allan Kustok murder trial testified Tuesday that a close-range gunshot was the likely source of blood spatter found on the front side of Kustok’s clothes on the morning his wife died.

03/05/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

In-Law Testifies At Kustok Murder Trial

In court proceedings over the past week, Allan Kustok’s defense attorneys have taken pains to portray Jeanie Kustok as a paranoid wreck who was terrified that someone would invade the couple’s alarm-protected Orland Park home.

02/27/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

At Hospital With Dead Wife, Kustok Got Texts From Another Woman

While Orland Park detectives peppered Allan Kustok with questions about the shooting death of his wife, several text messages from a potential paramour were sent to his cellphone, requesting an extramarital rendezvous

02/26/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

After Taking Wife’s Body To Hospital, Kustok Tells Nurse He’s ‘Life Of The Party’

Allan Kustok lived an apparent double life, maintaining the outward façade of a suburban family man, while carousing and womanizing on the sly, prosecutors said.

02/25/2014

Allan Kustok (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Expert Doubts Kustok Version Of Wife’s Death

A crime scene reconstructionist cast doubt Wednesday on Allan Kustok’s explanation of how his wife died, saying it was unlikely that Anita “Jeanie” Kustok could have shot herself with a revolver that her husband gave her for their 34th wedding anniversary.

02/20/2014

Brian Church, Jared Chase and Brent Vincent Betterly

Defense: Anti-NATO Activist Was Drunk While Discussing Attacks

Lawyers for two of the so-called NATO 3 defendants argued in court Tuesday that the only thing their clients proved skilled at destroying were cases of beer — not the 2012 NATO Summit, which prosecutors contend the three out-of-towners were intent on disrupting.

02/05/2014

Joseph Berrios

Berrios Says Bribery Case Trial Testimony Is ‘A Total Lie’

Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios had one word Wednesday to describe testimony linking him to allegedly corrupt property tax adjustment deals in a federal bribery trial: “Bull—-.”

10/24/2013

Drew Peterson Sketch

Savio’s Boyfriend Testifies About Encounter With Drew Peterson

The man who was dating Kathleen Savio at the time she died testified Friday morning in the Drew Peterson murder trial.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2012

Drew Peterson Sketch

Motion For Mistrial Denied In Drew Peterson Trial

The judge in the Drew Peterson murder trial has denied a motion for a mistrial by the defense Thursday, although testimony by a witness the day before made him furious at prosecutors.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jury In Hudson Family Murder Trial Shown Photos Of Youngest Victim’s Body

More graphic photos took center stage on Wednesday at the third day of trial for the man charged with killing three members of Jennifer Hudson’s family, as prosecutors showed jurors pictures of her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Focus Of Hudson Family Murder Trial Shifts To Crime Scene, Forensics

A day after singer Jennifer Hudson and her sister, Julia Hudson, provided emotional testimony about the murders of their mother, brother and Julia’s 7-year-old son, prosecutors shifted their focus to crime scene evidence at the trial of Julia’s ex-husband, William Balfour.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

Darnell Donerson, 57; Jason Hudson, 29; and Julian King, 7; were all shot and killed in 2008. Authorities say William Balfour, the estranged boyfriend of King's mother, Julia Hudson, killed them. (Credit: CBS)

Jennifer Hudson Testimony: Full Transcript

Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson took the stand to testify in the trial of William Balfour, who is accused of killing Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew.

04/23/2012

Robert Blagojevich discusses the 14-year prison sentence that his brother, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is facing. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich’s Brother To Testify Before Congress About Selling Senate Seat

As deposed governor Rod Blagojevich serves his 14-year sentence on convictions that included trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat, his brother is headed to Washington to talk about who he claims offered to buy it.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2012

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Agrees To Testify In Burge Lawsuit

Retired Mayor Richard M. Daley has agreed to testify under oath before attorneys suing the City of Chicago about former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Jury Box

Grandmother Recalls Kidnapping That Granddaughter Helped Orchestrate

Testimony in a federal drug conspiracy trial this week detailed a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme orchestrated by the victim’s granddaughter.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2011

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

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