'Empire' Actor Acquitted Of Domestic Violence ChargeMorocco Omari took the stand during a two-day trial that ended with his acquittal Friday.
Man Claims Cops, Prosecutors Framed Him For 2011 Little Italy MurderA man who beat a first-degree murder charge last month is suing the cops and prosecutor who tried to put him in prison.
Off-Duty Chicago Cop Acquitted Of Charges He Shot At Suburban OfficerJohn Gorman had been drinking before he got behind the wheel on Nov. 23, 2014, but off-duty Merrionette Park police officer Dominic Dimaggio and his friend Charles Ostrowski were behaving aggressively and in an “threatening manner,” Judge James Linn said.
Chicago Cop Convicted Of Perjury, 2 Others AcquittedChicago Police Officer William Pruente was convicted of perjury, official misconduct and obstruction of justice.
Suburban Firefighter Acquitted In Sex Abuse CaseA teary Marvin Buhle hugged his family members who, moments before, gasped loudly when Cook County Judge William Hooks cleared Buhle of attempted criminal sexual assault and criminal sexual abuse charges.
Former Bank CEO Not Guilty In Fraud Case Tied To Ex-Country Club Hills Police ChiefThe feds put Robert Michael on trial last week for alleged fraud, lies and money laundering tied to a real estate deal with disgraced former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans.
Police Commander Glenn Evans Acquitted Of Brutality ChargesA Chicago police commander has been acquitted of all charges for allegedly shoving a gun in a suspect's mouth two years ago.
Woodstock Man Acquitted Of Setting Woman On FireA suburban Chicago man has been acquitted of attempted murder and aggravated battery for allegedly spraying a female acquaintance with an accelerant and setting her afire.
Lawndale Mother Cleared Of Child Endangerment In Baby's 2013 DeathA Lawndale woman was found not guilty of child endangerment Wednesday, two years after her 7-month-old baby was discovered dead in the family’s apartment.
Judge Acquits Chicago Lawyer Of Coaching LiesThe acquittal was an unusual defeat for federal prosecutors who win convictions in an overwhelming percentage of trials.
Sacred Heart Doctor Cleared In Federal Kickback CaseA doctor accused of taking kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals to the now-shuttered Sacred Heart Hospital was cleared by a federal judge Wednesday.
Attorney: "Very Disturbing" That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia BoydA longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.
Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal ShootingA Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.
Nature Photographer Acquitted On Charges Of Taking EagletsSteve Patterson of Oglesby was accused of illegally taking the federally protected birds from a spot near his home in June 2013 and arranging for their rehabilitation at a Barrington wildlife center even though conservation officials told him to leave them alone.
Man Cleared Of Murder Charges In West Englewood Infant's DeathWillie Brown, 18, was charged with murder for the death of 4-month-old Demari Brown, whom he was watching on Sept. 26, 2013 at the child’s home in the 6000 block of South Honore, authorities said. Brown was found not guilty of all charges Tuesday following a bench trial before Judge Vincent Gaughan, court records show.