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Judge Acquits Chicago Lawyer Of Coaching Lies

The acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.


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Video Camera Monitors Cook County Murder Trial

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.


State Rep. Derrick Smith. (Credit: CBS)

Jury Convicts Rep. Smith Of Accepting $7,000 Bribe

Following approximately 4 hours of deliberations, a federal jury has convicted state Rep. Derrick Smith of bribery and extortion charges.


Whittier Elementary School Fieldhouse On West 23rd Street. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Whittier Fieldhouse Protesters Acquitted Of Trespassing

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 talked with members of African-American families about the George Zimmerman verdict. (CBS)

African-American Familes Not Optimistic After Zimmerman Acquittal

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.


An undated photo of Trayvon Martin (CBS)

Jackson, Pfleger Urge Restraint When Verdict Comes In Trayvon Martin Case

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.


James Ealy

Ealy Found Guilty In Burger King Strangling 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.


Anthony Abbate

Federal Judge Preserves ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

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.


Karolina Obrycka discusses a jury's verdict awarding her $850,000 in damages for injuries she suffered when off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate beat her in 2007. Abbate was also convicted at an earlier criminal trial and was fired from the police department. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Delays Ruling On Request To Vacate ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

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.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2012

Anthony Abbate

Law Professors Ask Judge Not To Toss Jury’s ‘Code Of Silence’ Verdict

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.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2012

Karolina Obrycka discusses a jury's verdict awarding her $850,000 in damages for injuries she suffered when off-duty Chicago police officer Anthony Abbate beat her in 2007. Abbate was also convicted at an earlier criminal trial and was fired from the police department. (Credit: CBS)

City, Bartender Reach Agreement On Abbate Beating, Ask Judge To Vacate Verdict

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.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Jack Daniel McCullough, accused in the 1957 murder of Sycamore girl Maria Ridulph. (Sycamore Police Dept.)

Judge On Friday Could Decide Verdict In ’57 Murder Case

Jack McCullough, 72, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and killing Maria Ridulph in Sycamore on Dec. 3, 1957.


Stacy And Drew Peterson

Peterson’s Former Neighbor: It’s Time For Justice For Stacy

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.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Drew Peterson Court

Peterson And Savio’s Son Furious Over Verdict

One of Drew Peterson’s sons says he is disappointed that his father has been convicted of murdering the young man’s mother.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2012

Drew Peterson

Drew Peterson Found Guilty Of Killing Third Wife

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.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

Jerry Sandusky. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sandusky Found Guilty In Child Sex-Abuse Trial

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has been convicted of 45 counts at his child sex abuse trial.


Lamar Cooper is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Chicago Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor in September 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Admitted Drug Dealer Convicted Of Killing Cop In 2008

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.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2012

Shawn Gaston (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Reputed Gang Member Convicted Of Killing Chicago Cop

A Cook County jury has convicted a 22-year-old reputed gang member of killing a Chicago police officer two years ago.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Amadou Cisse

Gunman Guilty In U Of C Ph.D. Student’s Murder

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.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Mark Weinberger

$13 Million Verdict Against Indiana ‘Nose Doctor’

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.”

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011