Judge Rules Illinois Pension Overhaul UnconstitutionalSangamon County Circuit Judge John Belz ruled Friday in favor of state employees and retirees who sued to block the state's landmark pension overhaul. The state is expected to appeal the ruling directly to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Prosecutor: Man Spit On, Slapped Judge Smoking Outside Daley CenterA North Side man is accused of spitting at and slapping an elderly Cook County judge outside the Daley Center because he wanted her to stop smoking, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Judge: Des Plaines Officer Accused Of Excessive Force Rightfully TerminatedA Cook County judge upheld the termination of a northwest suburban Des Plaines police officer on Friday, overturning an arbitrator’s ruling that the officer, accused of using excessive force against an arrestee and lying about it, should return to work.
Federal Judge Orders Early Same-Sex Marriage License For Dying Same-Sex PartnerOne of the partners is expected to die before Illinois’ same-sex marriage law takes effect next June.
TV Pitchman Released From Federal JailKevin Trudeau was held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago for allegedly hiding his assets and not paying a federal judgment.
Security Increased For Federal Judge After Preacher's 'Wrath Of God' Threat The federal courthouse in Chicago says security has been stepped up for a U.S. district judge after a possible threat against her.
Woman Charged After Threatening JudgeA North Side Uptown neighborhood woman was charged Friday with threatening a Cook County Judge.
911 Tape Reveals Accused Judge's Pleas For Colleague To Wake UpA former southern Illinois judge who has been charged with drug possession can be heard on a 911 tape trying to revive a colleague who died of a cocaine overdose.
Jennifer Hudson To Be 'American Idol' JudgeShe’s has signed a deal to join the judges panel for season 13 this fall, and the other two spots may be filled by former Idol contestants Kelly Clarkson and Adam Lambert or Clay Aiken.
Aurora Man Charged With Threatening Cook County JudgeA west suburban man was charged Wednesday with leaving a message with a Cook County prosecutors threatening the judge who sentenced him.
Jackson Jr. Has Signed 'Blind Plea' Deal With FedsFormer Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a deal which calls for him to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds and let a federal judge determine whether he serves any time in prison, CBS 2 has learned.
Porn-Addicted Judge Gets Two-Month SuspensionJoseph Polito confessed a lifelong addiction to porn in November, seven months after the Chicago Sun-Times revealed he regularly looked at a variety of websites during work hours in 2010 and 2011.
McHenry Judge Selected To Preside Over Vanecko Case A judge who handles juvenile cases in McHenry County was selected Friday to preside over the Cook County involuntary-manslaughter case against Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Supreme Court Assigns Vanecko Case To McHenry County JudgeA McHenry County judge will preside over the politically-charged involuntary manslaughter case against Richard "R.J." Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, who is accused of killing David Koschman in 2004.
Vanecko Judge Steps Aside, New Judge From Outside Cook County SoughtAfter a judge with ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley recused himself from the involuntary manslaughter case against a Daley nephew, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans is asking the state's highest court to appoint a judge from outside the county.