Judge Names Former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb As Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett CaseJudge Michael Toomin announced Webb's appointment as special prosecutor at a hearing Friday morning at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
'Hollywood Ripper' Found Guilty Of L.A. Murders, Faces Charges In Suburban ChicagoMichael Gargiulo, who was 17 years old at the time, lived down the street but wasn't officially linked to the case until 2003 when DNA found under Pacaccio's fingernails turned out to be a match.
Westlake Hospital Plans To Close, Judge Delays Ruling On Request To Hold Owners In ContemptWestlake Hospital in west suburban Melrose Park appears poised to close for good on Friday, after months of legal battles over the medical center's future, after a Cook County judge put off ruling on a request to hold ownership in contempt of court.
Judge To Rule Today On Request For Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett CaseA judge is expected to rule Friday on whether to appoint a special prosecutor to review how Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the Jussie Smollett case.
More Than 2,000 Pages Released In Jussie Smollett Case File, Making All Documents PublicText messages released in the files reveal that Foxx recused herself from prosecuting Smollett because of a false rumor that she was related to the actor. But for months Foxx said publicly that her decision to recuse herself was because she spoke with a relative of Smollett's when he was still considered a victim, a move Foxx said was to "streamline the case." 
LIVE UPDATES: Cook County State's Attorney Releases Jussie Smollett Case File, Making All Documents PublicDocuments related to the Cook County State's Attorney's handling of the Jussie Smollett case were released Friday. 
Cook County Judge Unseals Jussie Smollett Case File, Making All Documents PublicA Cook County judge has vacated the sealing order on Jussie Smollett's case file.
R. Kelly's Attorneys Still Haven't Received Copy Of Video In Sex Abuse Case; 'Maybe The Squirrels Are Working Slowly'“The state has the tape. I can’t get it from them. They have to produce it. They have an obligation to produce it,” defense attorney Steve Greenberg said. “Maybe the squirrels are working slowly.”
Judge In R. Kelly Sex Abuse Case Could Rule On Bid To Preserve Communication Between Prosecutors And Michael AvenattiSinger R. Kelly is due back in court this morning for a hearing on his sex abuse case, and a judge could rule on his attorneys’ request to preserve all communications between Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti.
Judge Delays Ruling On Petition To Recuse Himself From Request For Special Prosecutor In Jussie Smollett CaseBefore a Cook County judge could decide on a request to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case, he was asked to recuse himself, because his son works for Foxx’s office.
Potential Conflict As Judge Set To Hear Request For A Special Prosecutor To Review Kim Foxx's Handling Of Jussie Smollett CaseA retired judge is asking for a special prosecutor to be appointed and look into State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.