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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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Burr Oak Grounds Foreman Denies Desecrating Human Remains

In a firm voice, the former grounds foreman at the historic Burr Oak Cemetery denied Tuesday that he desecrated human remains and insisted that he pushed management to improve the dilapidated south suburban site, the Sun-Times is reporting.

02/11/2015

Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer (right) walk to a prisoner car at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 28, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside an exclusive hotel in August 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Murder Trial To Continue For Chicago Couple

An Indonesian court decided Monday to go ahead with the trials of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother while vacationing on the resort island of Bali last year.

02/02/2015

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Burr Oak Worker Testifies About Horrors At Cemetery

A Burr Oak Cemetery worker testified Thursday that the foreman on site used a sledgehammer to destroy a cement liner surrounding an old casket and once heard him use an expletive to describe the skeletal remains he wanted trashed to make room for a fresh corpse.

01/30/2015

Heather Mack (left) and Tommy Schaefer (right) walk to a prisoner car at Kerobokan prison in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 28, 2015. Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with murdering her mother and stuffing her body into a suitcase outside an exclusive hotel in August 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesia Prosecutor: Chicago Couple’s Murder Trial Should Proceed

Indonesian prosecutors said Wednesday the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman’s mother should proceed, defending their indictment against defense arguments that it has inaccuracies and should be annulled.

01/28/2015

Heather Mack (right)  and Tommy Schaefer (left, in sunglasses) of Chicago, on trial for being involved in Mack's mother's murder, walk to a holding cell at a court in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on January 21, 2015.  Mack and her boyfriend are on trial on Indonesia's resort island of Bali, charged with the premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese Mack, 62, whose body was found in a suitcase in the boot of a taxi in August, 2014. (Photo credit: SONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawyers: Indonesian Murder Charges Against Chicago Couple Absurd

Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately in Bali. They could face the firing squad if found guilty of premeditated murder of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, whose badly beaten body was found in a suitcase on the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel Aug. 13.

01/21/2015

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Cop: Shooting Nursing Home Patient, 95, Was Necessary

Craig Taylor, facing a charge of reckless conduct, hit John Wrana with four bean bag rounds from a 12-gauge shotgun when the elderly man became unruly and threatened officers, he says.

01/15/2015

Heather Mack (left) waits in a cell before her first hearing trial on January 14, 2015 in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Heather Mack and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer (right) 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 Trials Begin For Chicago Couple Charged With Bali Murder

The badly beaten body of Sheila von Wiese-Mack, 62, was found in a suitcase in the trunk of a taxi outside an upscale hotel. Heather Mack, 19, and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer, 21, both from Chicago, are being tried separately at the Denpasar District Court on Bali.

01/14/2015

Park Forest police officer Craig Taylor (left) is charged with reckless conduct in the death of 95-year-old John Wrana (right). Taylor shot Wrana with beanbag rounds while police were trying to subdue Wrana at the nursing home where he lived. (Credit: CBS/Supplied Photo)

Trial Underway For Cop Charged In Death Of WWII Veteran

Park Forest Police Officer Craig Taylor has been charged with a single count of reckless conduct in the death of World War II veteran John Wrana

01/13/2015

John Wrana (Photo supplied to CBS)

Trial Set To Begin For Cop Charged In WWII Vet’s Death

Officer Craig Taylor shot 95-year-old John Wrana with multiple bean bag rounds inside an assisted living facility in the summer of 2013, while police were trying to subdue Wrana.

01/13/2015

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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

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