Four Dismissed In Black Souls Trial; One Juror Let Go After FaintingThe trial of alleged top leaders of the Black Souls street gang took a bizarre turn two days into jury deliberations, as nearly half the jury was dismissed in a matter of hours Thursday — four for showing signs of bias, and a fifth who fainted in the jury room and left the courthouse in an ambulance.
Imprisoned Ex-Cop Takes Stand In Civil Trial Over Drunk-Driving DeathsAn ex-Chicago police detective imprisoned for a drunken 2009 crash that killed two men in a fiery wreck testified Thursday that he remembers little of the events that landed him an eight-year prison sentence.
Jurors To Be Sequestered In Black Souls Racketeering TrialProsecutors on Monday compared the six square blocks of the West Side controlled by the Black Souls to technology behemoth Apple Inc., while defense lawyers said the street gang was simply a “random collection of dudes.”
Jury Weighing Whether Chicago Police Framed Woman For Son’s DeathNicole Harris spent nearly eight years in prison, accused of murdering her own boy. She has since been exonerated and insists the child’s death was a “tragic accident.”
Jurors To Soon Consider Case Of Man Mysteriously Shot In Cop’s HomeMichael D. LaPorta was shot in the head with a bullet from Officer Patrick Kelly’s service weapon on Jan. 12, 2010.
Gang Informant Built Case Against Black Souls, Did Crimes On The SideAs his FBI handler testified last week before Alex Williams took the stand, informants seldom are Boy Scouts.
Black Souls Racketeering Trial Opens, Set To Last More Than 2 MonthsCook County prosecutors allege the gang was behind a multimillion-dollar drug business and at least six murders.
In Court, Mel Reynolds Claims Scheme To Bribe Zimbabwe Dictator MugabeReynolds said a clout-heavy Chicago businessman tried to use a partnership with Reynolds to funnel bribes to officials in Zimbabwe.
Willie Wilson Says He Paid Mel Reynolds Thousands To Consult In AfricaWilson took the stand in federal court on the first day of Reynolds’ trial on misdemeanor charges alleging he failed to file his tax returns
Mel Reynolds’ Misdemeanor Tax Case Finally Headed To TrialReynolds is preparing to defend himself at trial starting Monday, where he may find himself questioning prominent Chicagoans under oath.
Judge Delays Trial Of Suspect In Abduction Of Chinese WomanThe federal kidnapping trial of a man accused in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has been rescheduled.
Judge Denies Motion, Investigation Into The 1994 Rape, Murder ContinuesJudge denies motion to release Nevest Coleman, convicted of a 1994 rape and murder, saying the investigation needs to continue.