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Drew Peterson (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Drew Peterson Granted Trial Delay In Murder-For-Hire Case

A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson’s request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his third wife’s death.

05/22/2015

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Man Convicted Of Trying To Hire A Hitman To Kill Witnesses Against Son

Euripides “Caca” Caguana is set to be sentenced Sept. 16 after a federal jury found him guilty late Tuesday on all four murder-for-hire counts he’s faced since his arrest in October 2013, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

05/13/2015

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Ten Years Since Girls’ Deaths, Suspect Awaits Trial

It’s now been a decade since two young girls disappeared from the far north suburbs and were later found dead.

05/11/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jury Sequestered After Failing To Reach Verdict In Double-Murder Trial

CHICAGO (STMW) — After failing to reach a verdict following six and a half hours of deliberations Tuesday night, Cook County jurors were sequestered by the judge in the Timothy Herring double-murder trial and sent […]

05/06/2015

Timothy Herring (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Cousin Of Alleged Cop Killer: He Told Me He Did It

She lowered her head, sobbed, mumbled and avoided eye contact with her cousin and the lawyers peppering her with questions. But Meosha Menzies hesitantly testified Tuesday that Timothy Herring admitted to her that he killed Chicago Police Officer Michael Flisk and former CHA cop Stephen Peters in November 2010.

04/29/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal Shooting

A Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.

04/20/2015

Heather Mack holds her baby inside a holding cell before her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Moves To Transfer Part Of Trust Fund To Baby Daughter

As a young woman from Chicago awaits a verdict from an Indonesian court in the killing of her mother, she’s moving to transfer part of her $1.3 million trust fund to her newborn daughter.

04/20/2015

Dante Servin (Supplied photo)

Detective, Prosecutor Testify Off-Duty Cop Said He Feared For His Life When He Shot Civilians

A Chicago Police detective and Cook County prosecutor testified Thursday that off-duty police officer Dante Servin told them he opened fire toward a group of West Side partygoers because he saw a gun pointed at him.

04/17/2015

Heather Mack (R) of the US speaks with an interpreter during her trial  at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Lenience For Chicago Couple In Bali Murder Trials

Lawyers for an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that prosecutors improperly charged them with premeditated murder in the death of the woman’s mother.

04/14/2015

Heather Mack (R) of Chicago holds her baby before her trial at a court in Denpasar on Bali island on April 14, 2015.  Indonesian prosecutors recommended Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, spend 15 and 18 years respectively behind bars for the "sadistic" murder of the woman's mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase on Bali. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bali Murder Suspect Fears Too Much Coke Causing Baby’s Hair Loss

A Chicago woman on trial in Indonesia for killing her mother last year, and stuffing her body in a suitcase, said she fears her newborn daughter is losing her hair, because she is drinking too much Coca-Cola while nursing.

04/14/2015

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the US sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesian Prosecutors Insist Murder Of Chicago Woman Was Planned

Indonesian prosecutors insisted Thursday they have shown enough evidence that an American couple deliberately plotted to kill the woman’s mother while vacationing on Bali and should be found guilty of premeditated murder and sentenced to jail.

04/09/2015

Heather Mack (R) listens to her interpreter during her trial at Denpasar court on Bali island on April 7, 2015. Indonesian prosecutors have recommended a 15 year prison sentence for Mack, for the murder of her mother, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers Seek Leniency, See No Proof Chicago Couple Planned Bali Murder

Lawyers representing an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that there is no evidence of premeditated murder in her mother’s death and sought light sentences if they are convicted.

04/07/2015

Heather Mack,19 (R) and Tommy Schaefer, 21 (L), both of the Chicago, sit in a courtroom with their translator during their sentence demand trial on March 31, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesian prosecutors asked a court to sentence Heather Mack to 15 years and Tommy Schaefer to 18 years in jail. Tommy Schaefer and his girlfriend Heather Mack are accused of murdering Mack's mother, Sheila von Wiese-Mack, whose body was found stuffed inside a suitcase in the back of a taxi outside a luxury Bali hotel in August 2014. (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

Indonesia Prosecutors Not Seeking Death Penalty For Chicago Couple

Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are found guilty of murdering the woman’s mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.

03/31/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial In Indonesia Delayed After Baby Hospitalized

Heather Mack, 19, gave birth to a daughter, Stella, last week and returned with the baby to prison after several days’ stay in the hospital. She brought the 9-day-old baby to the prison clinic on Wednesday morning when she noticed the baby’s skin was yellow.

03/26/2015

Sacred Heart Hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd. in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sacred Heart Hospital Boss, Aides Guilty In Kickback Scam

He instructed his staff to “cover our asses.” But multimillionaire hospital owner Ed Novak’s behind was left nude and blowing in the breeze Thursday when he was convicted of masterminding a massive kickback scam.

03/19/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Charged With Killing Mom In Bali, Chicago Woman Gives Birth

On trial in Indonesia for allegedly killing her mother, Chicago resident Heather Mack gave birth to a baby girl on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Man Charged In Bali Murder Testifies Girlfriend’s Mom Choked Him, Threatened Baby

Tommy Schaefer, 21, and Heather Mack, 19, are being tried separately by Denpasar District Court, where they are charged with premeditated murder for the death of Sheila von Wiese-Mack last August in Bali. They could face a firing squad if found guilty. The victim’s badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on a taxi.

03/12/2015

Heather Mack (L) and Tommy Schaefer (R) of the Chicago walk to a court room for a trial hearing in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on March  11, 2015. Mack and Tommy Schaefer are facing separate trials in Bali for the murder of her mother, 62-year-old Sheila von Wiese Mack, whose body was found rammed in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi outside an exclusive resort in August 2014. (Photo credit:  SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Woman Says Boyfriend Killed Mom In Indonesia

An American woman charged with premeditated murder in the death of her mother on Indonesia’s Bali island told a court Wednesday that her boyfriend killed her mother in anger after she threatened to kill their unborn baby.

03/11/2015

Denzel Pittman (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Neighbors Testify About Grisly Scene In Morgan Park Triple Murder

Denzel Pittman killed his girlfriend, Jade Hannah, before turning the knife on Jade’s mother, Stacy Cochran-Hill, 43, and Jade’s 11-year-old sister, Joi Cochran, Cook County prosecutors said at the opening of Pittman’s bench trial on Wednesday.

03/05/2015

Heather Mack (R) and Tommy Schaefer (L) of the Chicago wait inside a prisoner van at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on February 26, 2015.  The pregnant American teenager on trial in Indonesia for the murder of her mother, whose battered body was found stuffed in a suitcase, said on February 5 she is "petrified" and insists on her innocence. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bell Boy, Police Testify At Chicago Man’s Murder Trial In Indonesia

A bellboy at an Indonesian hotel testified Thursday that an American man charged with murdering his girlfriend’s mother and stuffing the body into a suitcase refused any help in taking a bag to a taxi outside the hotel.

02/26/2015

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