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Former Midlothian Deputy Police Chief Guilty In Brutality Case

The former deputy police chief of south suburban Midlothian faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for beating a “Black Wednesday” drinker with his police baton.

12/19/2014

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Chicago Couple Convicted Of Stealing State Grants

A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.

12/18/2014

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Jury Begins Deliberating Illinois Grant-Fraud Case

Leon and Karin Dingle are charged with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering in a Justice Department investigation that has already yielded four guilty pleas.

12/17/2014

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Attorney Blames Couple’s Bookkeeper In Fraud Case

Misplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple’s involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked the Illinois Department of Public Health and dragged a friend of President Barack Obama into the spotlight, a defense attorney said Tuesday.

12/16/2014

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Closing Arguments Continue In Grant Fraud Trial

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in the case of 77-year-old Leon Dingle Jr. and his wife, 75-year-old Karin. They face multiple counts of mail fraud, money laundering and conspiracy.

12/16/2014

President Barack Obama (L) waves to spectators as he walks down the first fairway with Dr. Eric Whitaker at Farm Neck Golf Course August 24, 2009 in Oak Bluffs, Martha's Vineyard, Massacusetts. (Photo by Vincent DeWitt-Pool/Getty Images)

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.

12/09/2014

Peanuts are offered for sale at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on June 27, 2008. According to a survey released on June 26, nearly a quarter of Americans are cutting back their spending on food and healthcare thanks to rising fuel prices. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies

CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children’s Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?

12/08/2014

Seven people died in this Cicero apartment fire in February 2010. (CBS)

Prosecutors Play Tapes Of Landlord Discussing Fatal Fire

Prosecutors presented a major piece of evidence Friday in the trial of a landlord accused of setting fire to his Cicero building and killing seven people. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

11/14/2014

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Chicago Activist’s Immigration Trial Nears End

Rasmieh Odeh is the final witness at her trial. Lawyers also are expected to give closing arguments Friday.

11/07/2014

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Father Recounts Final Moments Of His Officer Son’s Life

Retired Chicago Police Sgt. Thomas Wortham III recalled in court Thursday how, with a gun in each hand, he opened fire on two men who fatally shot his namesake son, also a Chicago cop, during an attempted robbery outside his Chatham neighborhood home in 2010.

11/06/2014

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Chicago Activist Seeks Delay In Detroit Trial

Rasmieh Odeh faces trial in a week, but her lawyers want more time. She failed to disclose convictions for bombings in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship in 2004.

10/28/2014

Murder victim Nailah Franklin (supplied photo)

Seven Years After Murder, Victim’s Family Still Waiting For Justice

Reginald Potts was arrested just three months after the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend Nailah Franklin in 2007. He’s yet to go to trial. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

10/17/2014

John Wrana's stepdaughter Sharon Mangerson, holding a picture of John. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Lawyer: Cop’s Trial For Fatal Shooting Of WWII Vet Unlikely This Year

Defense attorney Terry Ekl said he didn’t see a trial date being set before Christmas. He said the case “should be tried rapidly so everyone can move on, move on with their lives,” and that Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor is “anxious to get it over with.”

10/01/2014

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Closing Arguments Conclude Joliet Double-Murder Trial

Closing arguments were delivered Tuesday morning in the trial of the accused ringleader of a grisly double-homicide in 2013. A verdict on the fate of Joshua Miner, 26, is expected from Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Oct. 8.

09/30/2014

Former U.S. Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) (Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Defense Attorneys Want To Air Reputed Kickback Claims About Ex-Sen. Burris

An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.

09/26/2014

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Judge To Hear Recording Of Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders

The voice of the man who allegedly engineered a grisly double-homicide on Joliet’s Hickory Street in January 2013 could finally echo through a Will County courtroom Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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Murder Defendant Says Demons, God Controlled Him

Jurors heard graphic details of a fatal head-on crash and allegations of bizarre behavior from the defendant during opening statements Tuesday in the first-degree murder trial of Mark Oelerich.

09/24/2014

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Cardinal George To Take Part In Cancer-Drug Trial

George disclosed in March that he was undergoing chemotherapy to treat cancer surrounding his right kidney and that he expected the cancer to likely be the cause of his death.

08/22/2014

Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Ringleader Of Grisly Joliet Murders Could Go On Trial Next Month

Will County Judge Gerald Kinney scheduled Joshua Miner’s murder trial for Sept. 22 during a court appearance Thursday for Miner, 26, and Adam Landerman, 21. But the trial could be postponed if a pending evaluation of Miner’s sanity at the time of the killings is not complete.

08/15/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Prosecution Rests In Joliet Double-Murder Trial

Bethany McKee, 20, is on trial for the murders of two 22-year-olds, Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover. Their bodies were found Jan. 10, 2013, in Alisa Massaro’s home at 1121 N. Hickory St. in Joliet. Closing statements in McKee’s trial could begin as early as Tuesday.

08/12/2014

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