Inmate Takes 2 Months In Jail Rather Than Testify Against HobosA man already serving a year in federal prison for dealing cocaine will serve an additional two months in jail for refusing to testify against Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos.
Hobo Defense Attorney Confronts Girlfriend Of Late FBI InformantKeith Daniels did an extraordinary amount of gambling near the end of his life, his girlfriend testified Tuesday. And it appears the late FBI informant gambled with more than money.
Ex-El Rukn Killer Denies Testimony That Aided City Led To FreedomA former El Rukn general and killer suspected of hatching a secret deal for early release testified Monday that “there wasn’t nothing in it” for him when he helped the city of Chicago defend a lawsuit brought by a man he was once convicted beside.
Girlfriend Of Informant, Slain In Front Of Her, Names His KillerWhen a masked gunman ambushed her family sedan in April 2013, Shanice Peatry reached around to her two startled children, pushing her 6-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter down into the back seat as bullets flew toward the car.
Chicago Police Officer On Trial In Off-Duty Shooting IncidentChicago Police Officer John Gorman, 54, is charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm.
Judge Predicts Terrorism Suspect May Not See Trial Until 2018With authorities making little progress in their attempt to restore a terrorism suspect’s mental competency, a federal judge predicted Wednesday he may not go on trial until 2018.
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.