Suburban Man Found Guilty Of Sending Threatening Notes To PolsRon Haddad, 38 — a self-styled activist who lived with his parents in River Forest — also wrote chilling anonymous letters in which he threatened to butcher the families of oil company executives, a federal jury found.
Judge Orders Woman Freed In Shaken Baby Case, Pending AppealA Hickory Hills day care worker who has spent almost 10 years behind bars after being convicted of shaking an infant to death tells WBBM she doesn't think she will see the prison gates again - now that a judge has ordered her freed.
Daley Won't Have To Testify In Man's Bid To Overturn ConvictionFormer Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.
Blagojevich Appeals Conviction, 14-Year SentenceLawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor's corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.
Former Cub Bradley Convicted Of Abusing WifeMilton Bradley, 35, was convicted after a four-week trial of nine misdemeanor counts, including four counts of spousal battery, one count of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of making criminal threats.
Man Bolts From Courtroom After Arson, Intimidation ConvictionA few minutes after a Lake Superior Court jury had convicted him of arson and intimidation, James E. Gardner III took off running, but was quickly caught.
Appeals Court Upholds Burge Conviction For Lying About TortureA federal appellate court has upheld the 2010 conviction of a former Chicago police commander for lying about the torture of suspects.
Expert Claims Drew Peterson Unlikely To Get Conviction ReversedA DePaul University Legal Analyst is giving Drew Peterson only a slim chance for reversal of his murder conviction.
State’s Attorney Demands School Board President Resign Over FelonyThe Cook County State’s Attorney’s office is demanding the president of a south suburban school district step down because of a felony conviction, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Power Broker Bill Cellini Sentenced To 1 Year, 1 Day In Blago-Era Corruption CaseWilliam Cellini, a Springfield businessman, was targeted by the feds for extortion conspiracy in a case dating to the Blagojevich administration.
Peterson Attorney Furious After Being FiredOne of Drew Peterson’s defense attorneys is furious at remarks made by his former co-counsel after he was fired from the defense team.
Attorney: Peterson Will Have A Better Life In State PrisonOne of Drew Peterson's lawyers has some interesting things to say about the kind of life Peterson will be living in the next couple of months.
Peterson's Former Neighbor: It's Time For Justice For StacyWith 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.
Key Witness Admits He Lied; Testimony Sent Man To Jail In 2006A prosecution witness who helped put a Chicago man in prison is now saying his testimony was a lie--all because the man embarrassed him.
Federal Judge Tosses Part Of Chicago's Gun OrdinanceA federal judge has thrown out part of the city’s gun law, finding a section of the ordinance is too vague and unconstitutional.