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.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds Asking To Plead Guilty To Tax EvasionReynolds, 64, said being forced to spend 23 hours a day locked up has left him unable to prepare for trial, scheduled for June 20.
City Lawyer Says Robbery Victim Shot Because He Pointed Gun At CopsWielding a shiny chrome handgun before a federal jury Monday, a lawyer for three Chicago cops being sued over a March 2012 shooting left little to the imagination.
Suburban Lawyer Guilty Of Helping Clients Cheat Way Into AsylumThe jury found Robert Dekelaita, 53, guilty of conspiracy to commit asylum fraud, procuring perjury during asylum interviews and two counts of knowingly offering false statements in asylum applications, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He faces up to 35 years in prison.
Kidnapper Who Got The Wrong Guy: Let Him Go, But Beat Him FirstThey abducted their victim at gunpoint in broad daylight in Berwyn. They blindfolded him. They demanded a ransom. And they threatened to cut off his fingers. hen the kidnappers realized they had “a little situation”: They kidnapped the wrong guy. They wanted his brother.
Relative Of Endia Martin's Alleged Killer Invokes 5th AmendmentA relative of the teenage girl accused of shooting Endia Martin invoked the Fifth Amendment when she took the stand at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse Thursday night.
Jury To Deliberate: How Much Do Chicago Panhandlers Make?Two panhandlers contend Cook County Sheriff's deputies improperly barred them from panhandling at Daley Plaza. Jurors must decide multiple issues. But the judge has already ruled deputies violated the men's free-speech rights to beg at least once. So no matter what, jurors will have to consider how much a day of begging is worth.
Teen Describes Shooting That Killed Endia MartinLanekia Reynolds used to be good friends with the girl who shot her. They had been tight since grammar school. But in 2013, the two fought over a boy. A year later, the girls’ hatred snowballed and Reynolds and her rival challenged each other to a fight. When that fight was over, Reynolds was wounded and Endia, 14, was dead.
Openings Expected In Red Light Camera Bribery TrialJohn Bills is accused of fixing a key commission vote to secure an initial deal for Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. in 2003. Redflex later signed other deals for Chicago's first red light enforcement program.

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