Judge Will Give Lawyers Some Of Laquan Mcdonald’s Juvenile RecordsJudge Vincent Gaughan said he will review the material and rule later on whether the records are relevant in the murder trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke.
Federal Prosecutors Don't Oppose Delaying Aaron Schock's TrialA preliminary trial date of Feb. 7 was set when Schock was arraigned this month, but the ex-congressman has requested a delay until July. The 35-year-old Republican from Peoria is accused of misusing government and campaign money for personal use and faces 24 criminal counts.
Jurors In Hobos Gang Trial Begin Deliberations As Christmas LoomsAfter more than three months of testimony about drug dealing, brazen violence and cold-blooded killings, the fates of six alleged leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang” have been handed to a federal jury only days before Christmas.
Attorney For Alleged Gang Assassin Attacks Testimony In ClosingsDefense attorney Patrick Blegen tried to further undermine the testimony of a key eyewitness, Shanice Peatry, who said at trial how she saw a masked man kill her fiancé, Keith Daniels, outside her Dolton home as they sat in a car with their two small children.
Man Convicted Of Killing His Grandmother For Her MoneyA former northwest suburban man was so deeply in debt because of his penchant for female escorts and other extravagances, that he murdered his grandmother in order to speed up his inheritance, according to prosecutors. On Tuesday, Kane County jurors agreed.
Alleged Hobo Leader’s Attorney: Case 'Was Always A Fraud'The notion that Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester once led the deadly Hobos “super gang” was “manufactured from the very beginning” because he wouldn’t go along with a police officer’s shake-down, his defense attorney told a jury Monday.
Jurors Watch Slain FBI Informant’s Young Son Describe MurderThe little boy on the video kept repeating four heartbreaking words: “My daddy got shot.”
Faceoff Between Federal Prosecutor, Alleged Hobo BeginsOne month into the federal racketeering trial of the Hobos “super gang,” there was a delay in testimony because Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester needed to see a doctor — to check his body for contraband.
Alleged Hobos Gang Leader Takes Stand In Federal TrialThe man with the nickname “Bowlegs” slowly walked to the witness stand, faced a federal judge and raised his right hand.
Chicago Cop Convicted Of Perjury, 2 Others AcquittedChicago Police Officer William Pruente was convicted of perjury, official misconduct and obstruction of justice.
Hobos Cousin Testifies For Defense, Faces Off With ProsecutorA cousin of alleged Hobos leader Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester took the witness stand Tuesday as Chester and five other allegedly high-ranking gang members set out to defend themselves in a federal racketeering trial that has already lasted 12 weeks.
Former Top Cop Escalante Testifies At Federal Civil TrialRefugio Ruiz-Cortez has taken to trial his 2011 lawsuit against ex-Chicago cop Glenn Lewellen, who is serving an 18-year prison sentence for a lengthy drug conspiracy.

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