Testimony That Led To Mistrial In El Rukn Case A $68,000 ErrorTestimony by a former Chicago police detective that triggered a mistrial in the ongoing saga of a wrongfully convicted former death row inmate has turned out to be a $68,000 mistake.
Judge Decides Friend Of Obama Is 'Hostile Witness'A federal judge Monday declared a close friend of President Barack Obama to be a "hostile witness" in a trial over funds allegedly misused at the Illinois Department of Public Health, following a hearing where Dr. Eric Whitaker leveled accusations of racial bias against prosecutors.
Judge Wants Proof Of Daley's Medical Hardship To Avoid Park Grill TestimonyCook 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.
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.
Complaint Hearing Against Gary Fire Chief Suspended After 4 HoursFour 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.
Sarah Kustok Condemns Dad's Affairs But Doesn't Think He Shot Her MomThe 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.
Expert: Gunman Standing Over Jeanie Kustok Shot Her In FaceThe 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.
In-Law Testifies At Kustok Murder TrialIn 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.
At Hospital With Dead Wife, Kustok Got Texts From Another WomanWhile 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
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.
Expert Doubts Kustok Version Of Wife's DeathA 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.
Defense: Anti-NATO Activist Was Drunk While Discussing AttacksLawyers 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.
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