Jury In Hobos "Super Gang" Trial Gets History Lesson About Street GangsThe Hobos have been described as a “conglomerate” of Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples — an elite and exclusive “all-star team” forged in the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side. Six alleged Hobo leaders are on trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, tied to nine murders by federal prosecutors.
Openings Set In Hobos Gang Trial Focused On KillingsThe biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history starts in earnest Wednesday, with months of testimony expected to provide a rare look inside the gangland activity fueling deadly gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Feds Don’t Want Hobo Lawyers To Ask About Homan Square ArticleFederal prosecutors putting alleged leaders of an ultraviolent street gang on trial want to stop defense attorneys from asking a Chicago police veteran about the notorious Homan Square police facility.
Jury Selection Finishing At Major Chicago Street-Gang TrialJury selection is winding down at a much-anticipated trial of six purported members of Chicago's notorious Hobos street gang blamed for outbreaks of deadly gun violence for over a decade.
Judge To Rule If Illinois Terrorism Suspect Is Mentally FitA federal judge will consider on Thursday whether a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect who says aliens and Freemasons are after him is mentally fit for trial.
Mel Reynolds Gets Out Of Jail, But Trial Still AwaitsA federal judge on Thursday told former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds he was free to go — but he has to come back.
Drew Peterson Convicted In Murder-For-Hire PlotJurors have found former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson guilty of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife's death.
Closing Arguments To Begin In Drew Peterson Murder-For-Hire TrialThe murder-for-hire trial of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson is winding down.
Mel Reynolds Asks Judge To Push Back Tax Evasion TrialFormer congressman Mel Reynolds has asked a federal judge to grant him a three-month delay in his upcoming trial on misdemeanor tax evasion charges, claiming he can't prepare his case because of the conditions at the jail where he is being held.
Drew Peterson's Murder-For-Hire Trial BeginsFormer suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson allegedly offered a fellow inmate $10,000 to kill the state's attorney who prosecuted him for his third wife's death.
Opening Statements To Begin In Drew Peterson Murder-For-Hire TrialOpening statements are to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the state's attorney who prosecuted Peterson in his third wife's death.
Jury Selection To Begin In Drew Peterson Murder-For-Hire TrialJury selection is set to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death.

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