Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Drug Murder, Gets 25 YearsTyrell Jackson, 26, of Villa Park, had faced up to 70 years in prison, until his original conviction on a charge of first-degree murder was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court.
Paperwork Forces Wrongfully Imprisoned Man To Wait To Clear NameBennie Starks served more than 20 years for a rape in Waukegan that he did not commit.
Appellate Court Agrees Pharmacists Can't Be Forced To Provide Morning-After PillsAn Illinois appellate panel court has sided with two pharmacists, saying the State of Illinois may not force them to dispense morning-after pills.
Appeals Court Gives Prosecution Victory In Peterson CaseDrew Peterson could finally be headed to trial later this year, after an Illinois appellate court handed prosecutors a major victory by allowing them to use eight hearsay statements against him at trial, reversing a lower court ruling tossing out those statements.
Appellate Court Tosses Convictions Of E2 Nightclub OwnersA panel of the Illinois Appellate court has overturned the convictions of the owners of the E2 nightclub where 21 people were killed in a stampede to the exit in 2003 after a security guard used pepper spray in the crowded club.
Appellate Court: Peoples Gas Can't Charge Consumers To Replace PipesFor the last six months, Chicago residents have been paying more for natural gas, but that is about to end.
Appeals Court Upholds Limits On Hearsay Evidence At Drew Peterson TrialAn Illinois appeals court has upheld a Will County judge's decision to prevent prosecutors from using some hearsay evidence against former Bolingbrook police officer Drew Peterson at his upcoming murder trial.
Prosecutors Appealing New Trial For Murder ConvictJust days ago, a man who has been behind bars for 17 years learned his chance at freedom is in limbo.
Rape Conviction Of Chicago Cop ReversedFormer Police Sgt. John Herman had been convicted of sexually assaulting a crack addict while on duty, but his attorneys said the sex was consensual.
Cameras Roll At Drew Peterson HearingA history-making hearing took place Wednesday afternoon in the Drew Peterson case.
Peterson Case Could Mean More Cameras In CourtroomsThe Drew Peterson case could be opening the door to more TV cameras in Illinois courtrooms.
Quinn Files To Block Undoing Of Construction ProgramThe office of Gov. Pat Quinn has filed a motion to block a ruling by the Illinois Appellate Court that would undo the state’s $31 billion capital construction program.
State Seeks To Block Ruling Against Capital ProgramThe Illinois Attorney General’s office will try today to put on hold a state appeals court ruling that would undo Illinois’ major construction program.
$31B State Capital Construction Plan Struck DownThe Illinois Appellate Court has struck down a $31 billion capital construction plan, as well as provisions that legalized video gambling in Illinois, allowed for privatization of the Illinois Lottery and raised various state taxes.
Illinois Supreme Court Will Review Emanuel CaseThe Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review an Illinois Appellate Court ruling that knocked Rahm Emanuel out of the race for mayor.