R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty To New Sexual Assault ChargesR. Kelly pleaded not guilty Thursday to new sexual assault charges filed by Cook County prosecutors last week, the most serious criminal charges filed against the embattled R&B singer to date.
Judge Allows Cameras In Court For Jussie Smollett's Next HearingCameras will be allowed in the courtroom when a trial judge is assigned to "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett's case on disorderly conduct charges, but ultimately it will be up to the trial judge to decide on the rules for media coverage of future hearings.
Harvey Weinstein Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges In CourtWeinstein has previously denied all allegations of nonconsensual sexual activity, and he is currently free after posting $1 million cash bail, according to his attorney, Benjamin Brafman.
Harvey Weinstein Arraigned On Rape, Other Sex ChargesHarvey Weinstein entered a plea of not guilty Friday to rape and other charges from encounters with two women, his attorney said.
Shomari Legghette Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Of CPD Cmdr. Paul BauerThe four-time felon accused of killing Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer pleaded not guilty Monday to a 56-count indictment charging him with murder, and various drug and gun violations.
3 Cops Plead Not Guilty To Covering Up Laquan McDonald ShootingDet. David March and officers Joseph Walsh and Thomas Gaffney are charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and official misconduct.
Former Congressman Schock To Be Arraigned On Federal ChargesThe 35-year-old Republican is accused of using government and campaign money to subsidize a lavish lifestyle, as well as pocketing thousands of constituents' dollars. Prosecutors say he hosted Washington tours and meet-and-greets, charged a fee and kept some of the cash.
Former Alderman Vrdolyak Pleads Not Guilty To Tax EvasionFederal prosecutors have alleged former Ald. Edward Vrdolyak schemed with two attorneys to get a cut of legal fees from the state of Illinois’ lawsuit against tobacco companies in the 1990s, despite not being authorized to work on the case and doing no work on the lawsuit.
Attorneys For Aaron Schock Ask Judge To Postpone ArraignmentIn a request made Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Sue E. Myerscough, Schock's lawyers say a Nov. 21 arraignment will interfere with a planned international business trip by the Peoria Republican.
Officer Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges In 2013 ShootingA Chicago police officer charged with violating the civil rights of two teenagers he shot in 2013 pleaded not guilty Thursday when he made his first appearance before a federal judge.
Officer Jason Van Dyke Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldJason Van Dyke, 37, was indicted earlier this month on six counts of first-degree murder and one count of official misconduct. Van Dyke pleaded not guilty when he appeared before Judge Vincent Gaughan at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday.
Hastert Pleads Not Guilty To Federal IndictmentFormer U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he paid hush money to conceal wrongdoing before he entered politics, and lied to the FBI when questioned about the money.
Hastert Arraignment Creates Media Frenzy At Federal CourthouseA swarm of local and national media has descended on the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in the Loop, as former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert prepares to appear before a judge to enter his plea to charges tied to apparent hush money payments to cover up sexual abuse allegations.
Hastert Arraignment Delayed Until Next WeekA federal judge has delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s arraignment on charges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance, and lied to federal investigators who questioned Hastert’s suspicious bank withdrawals.
Arraignment For Teen Accused Of Trying To Join Islamic StateMohammed Hamzah Khan's arraignment Tuesday at federal court in Chicago comes days after a grand jury indicted him on a count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.