Fight To Release Cook County Jail Inmates During COVID-19 Pandemic Goes To Federal CourtThe fight to release medically vulnerable inmates at the Cook County Jail amid the coronavirus pandemic is now in federal court.
Prosecutors To Drop Case Against Ex-Rep. Aaron SchockSchock, a once rising star of the Republican party, resigned from Congress in 2015 amid scrutiny of his spending, including redecorating his office in the style of the "Downton Abbey" TV series.
Chicago Connections Testified At Federal 'El Chapo' Trial, Drug Lord Found GuiltyThe jury of eight women and four men deliberated roughly 34 hours over six days.
Trial Tied To Theft Of Guns From Chicago Train BeginsCommunity leaders have said a spate of gun thefts during the past five years from the same rail yard put adjacent neighborhoods at risk.
Colorful Cast Of Cooperators Put The Heat On El ChapoPedro Flores took the witness stand last week to testify about his wildly lucrative business partnership with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Chicago Drug Trafficker Testifies Against El Chapo At TrialPedro Flores told the jury that the brothers had face-to-face meetings with Guzman and another Sinaloa cartel leader, Ismael "El Mayo" Zambada, in Mexico in 2005 to begin negotiations for the cartel to use the pair's successful drug-dealing network covering Chicago, New York, Detroit and other large cities.
Woman Charged With Providing Gun That Killed Teen Yells In CourtA woman on trial for providing the gun used to kill 14-year-old Endia Martin broke down screaming in federal court during closing arguments.
Unions Ask Federal Judge To Dismiss Rauner Lawsuit Over DuesIllinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.
Air-Traffic Sabotage Suspect Held Without Bond The 36-year-old Naperville man accused of setting the fire at an Aurora radar facility that effectively shut down Chicago's airports made his initial appearance in federal court Monday, and a judge ordered him held without bond.
Gun Owners Ask Courts To Let Them Carry Firearms In Public Right AwayDespite Tuesday’s dramatic concealed-carry victory at the Statehouse, gun-rights advocates headed back into federal court Wednesday to object to the pace at which the state intends to carry out the new law and to seek immediate authority to begin carrying their firearms in public places.
Castillo Takes Over As Chief Federal Judge In ChicagoThe first Hispanic to lead the busy federal court district that includes Chicago said Tuesday that one of his priorities will be helping ensure that juries better reflect the region's ethnic and racial diversity.
Terror Suspect Might Be Confined At Home Before TrialAn 18-year-old Aurora man accused of trying to join a terrorism organization overseas might be confined at home as he awaits a federal trial, but federal prosecutors will challenge a judge's ruling on the suspect's bond.
Ex-Crestwood Water Official Guilty Of Lying To InvestigatorsThe former Crestwood water department head accused of lying to investigators about the village’s use of tainted well water in its drinking supply has been found guilty of the federal charges.
Lawsuit Over Puppy Shot By Cop Moving To Federal CourtA lawsuit a North Side couple filed against the city and a police officer who allegedly shot their puppy earlier this month is moving to federal court.
Convicted Sex-Trafficker Sentenced To Life In PrisonA former northwest suburban massage parlor owner who forced four foreign women into prostitution — and tattooed them with his moniker — was sentenced to life in prison Monday.