Illinois Court Upholds Dismissal Of Suit Against HastertThe unnamed accuser says Hastert abused him when he stopped to use a bathroom at a Yorkville building outside Chicago. He says Hastert warned him not to go to police.
Chicago Judge George Leighton Dies At Age 105The city is mourning the loss of George Leighton. Leighton was a giant in Chicago’s legal community and has a courthouse named after him.
Appeals Court Hears Calusinksi's Bid For New Trial In Toddler's DeathMelissa Calusinski’s quest for a new trail in the death of a toddler she was watching at a daycare center in 2009 moved to the Illinois Appellate Court on Wednesday, as her attorneys sought to convince three judges her trial was unfair.
Chicago Man Gets Contempt Conviction And 6-Year Term OverturnedBandaly Sylla was imprisoned in 2015 after a jury found he lied that a woman who was killed in a traffic accident wasn’t married.
Daley’s Former Compliance Chief Wins A Round In CourtCalling it “another sordid episode in a long, tangled and distinctly Chicago saga,” the Illinois Appellate Court has kept alive a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by the Denver attorney hired by former Mayor Richard M. Daley to oversee city hiring, only to be stripped of that power.
Mother Cleared Of Neglect For Letting Kids Play Outside AloneState officials have backed down after a two-year fight with a single mother accused of neglect for allowing her three boys to play alone at a playground right outside her window.
Appeals Court Upholds Drew Peterson's Murder ConvictionAn Illinois appeals court has affirmed former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson’s conviction and prison sentence in the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
In Battle Of The Exes, Appeals Court Sides With Woman Who Wants Frozen EmbryosFour years ago, Elgin paramedic Jacob Szafranski and his then-girlfriend, Dr. Karla Dunston, agreed to create frozen embryos in case they decided to have a child in the future. Shortly after, the couple broke up.
1996 Murder Case Goes Before Illinois Supreme CourtThe mother of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Aurora nearly 20 years ago said it would break her heart if the man convicted of killing her son gets a new trial, as the case went before the Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Appeals Court: Reporter Does Not Have To Disclose SourceA reporter previously held in contempt of court while covering a grisly Joliet double-homicide will not have to disclose his source, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
Rauner, Quinn Call Each Other "Phony" On Term LimitsGov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner accused each other of being dishonest on the issue of term limits, Rauner filed an emergency petition asking the Illinois Supreme Court to decide whether voters can weigh in on the question in November.
Police Union Seeks To Delay Release Of Officer Misconduct ListsThe Fraternal Order of Police, which filed the injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims there is reason to believe the lists are inaccurate and could “unfairly and vexatiously harm” the officers named in them.
Man Convicted Of Killing WWII Vet To Be ResentencedThe man convicted of stabbing 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey to death in 2007 will be resentenced, after appellate court judges ruled that a Kane County judge placed too much emphasis on Ebey’s character when considering the man’s sentence
Court: City Must Make Police Misconduct Files PublicThe Illinois Freedom of Information Act doesn’t exempt “CR files,” which consist of misconduct complaints against officers and documents created during the investigations, a state appeals court ruled Monday.
Father Of Woman Convicted Of Killing Toddler Confident Case "Far From Over"An Illinois Appellate Court panel has upheld the murder conviction of a Carpentersville woman accused of killing a 16-month-old boy at a Deerfield daycare center five years ago, but the woman’s father said it's only a minor setback.