The acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.
After a week of testimony on what happened leading up to a deadly police chase, a verdict may be near. CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross reports.
Following approximately 4 hours of deliberations, a federal jury has convicted state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery and extortion charges.
They were arrested when they tried to stop the demolition of the Whittier Elementary School fieldhouse — known as La Casita — which came without warning.
CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot talks to parents and their sons about life after a jury finds neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.
Spiritual leaders and parents who have lost children to gun violence pleaded for peace Friday in anticipation of a verdict in the Trayvon Martin case.
Jurors deliberated for a little more than three hours Friday before finding James Ealy guilty on one count of first-degree murder in the death of 45-year-old Mary Hutchison.
A judge on Thursday refused to toss a jury verdict that suggested Chicago police adhere to a code of silence in protecting rogue officers, citing its “social value” despite claims by the city that the verdict could cost Chicago millions in other litigation.
A judge is delaying a ruling on whether to set aside a federal jury’s verdict that a “code of silence” protected ex-cop Anthony Abbate during an investigation into his beating of bartender Karolina Obrycka in 2007.
Two law professors who have brought police misconduct cases against the city have asked a federal judge to reject Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s effort to set aside a jury’s judgment that a “code of silence” exists in the Chicago Police Department.
The city of Chicago and a female bartender beaten by a Chicago cop five years ago are asking a federal judge to set aside the judgment in the lawsuit stemming from the videotaped bar beating.
Jack McCullough, 72, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and killing Maria Ridulph in Sycamore on Dec. 3, 1957.
With the guilty verdict for Drew Peterson this week, a neighbor of the former Bolingbrook police sergeant says it is now time to put all efforts toward solving the case of Peterson’s missing fourth wife, Stacy.
One of Drew Peterson’s sons says he is disappointed that his father has been convicted of murdering the young man’s mother.
The former Bolingbrook police sergeant will be sentenced Nov. 26 and faces a prison sentence of up to 60 years in the death of Kathleen Savio.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts at his child sex abuse trial.
A Cook County courtroom packed with Chicago police officers erupted in cheers Thursday afternoon when a jury returned a guilty verdict against a 40-year-old man charged with killing Officer Nathaniel Taylor in 2008.
A Cook County jury has convicted a 22-year-old reputed gang member of killing a Chicago police officer two years ago.
A jury has found a man guilty in the murder of University of Chicago graduate student Amadou Cisse, who was gunned down just blocks from campus four years ago.
A jury in Hammond, Ind., has awarded $13 million to the estate of a woman in a medical malpractice case against a notorious northwest Indiana “nose doctor.”