Convicted Killer Brendt Christensen Could Be Illinois' First Death Sentence in DecadesThe death penalty was abolished in Illinois years ago, but the man convicted of killing a Chinese student at the University of Illinois could still be the first person from Illinois sentenced to death in nearly 15 years.
Jury Says Jason Van Dyke Should Not Have Testified About Shooting Laquan McDonald; 'He Messed Up'"I felt he shouldn’t have. He messed up," said Juror 245, an African-American woman. "His testimony wasn’t credible to me. I felt like he was trying to remember stuff that he said that maybe wasn’t true, and he wanted to make sure he didn’t trip hisself up. So I didn’t really feel his testimony was credible."
Van Dyke Murder Trial: Jurors Begin First Full Day Of DeliberationsJurors will resume deliberations today in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, a day after closing arguments were given.
Judge Berates Van Dyke For TardinessJason Van Dyke was grilled by Judge Vincent Gaughan Friday morning about why he was late to court Thursday.
Dismissed Alternate Jurors Say They Probably Would Have Found Van Dyke Guilty"For me, he should have waited a little bit longer. I mean, he knew that a Taser was coming. That’s what did it for me," a male juror said.
Murder Or Justified Deadly Force? Jury Weighing Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's FateVan Dyke is charged with two counts of murder, 16 counts of aggravated battery, and one count of official misconduct. Jurors were told they also may consider convicting Van Dyke of second-degree murder.
Jury Reaches Verdict For Alleged Gunman In Hadiya Pendleton MurderJurors have begun deliberating first-degree murder charges against Micheail Ward, the alleged gunman in the 2013 slaying of honor student Hadiya Pendleton, one day after a separate jury convicted getaway driver Kenneth Williams.
Guilty Verdict In Hadiya Pendleton MurderKenneth Williams, the alleged driver of the man suspected of killing Hadiya Pendleton, has been found guilty of first degree murder.
Jurors Begin Deliberating Verdict For Alleged Getaway Driver In Hadiya Pendleton MurderProsecutors and defense attorneys presented their closing arguments on Wednesday in the case against Kenneth Williams, the alleged getaway driver.
Manafort, Mueller And Trump Wait For Jury's VerdictPaul Manafort's fate -- and possibly the future of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election -- is now in the hands of 12 men and women from Northern Virginia.
Jury Convicts Man In 2014 Death Of Morton Grove College StudentA jury has convicted a man of first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student from Morton Grove.
Jury Deliberations Begin In Trial Over SIU Student's DeathTwenty-three-year-old Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Illinois, is accused of striking 19-year-old Pravin Varughese several times and driving off, which led to his death from hypothermia.
Jurors To Soon Consider Case Of Man Mysteriously Shot In Cop’s HomeMichael D. LaPorta was shot in the head with a bullet from Officer Patrick Kelly’s service weapon on Jan. 12, 2010.
Jurors In Hobos Gang Trial Begin Deliberations As Christmas LoomsAfter more than three months of testimony about drug dealing, brazen violence and cold-blooded killings, the fates of six alleged leaders of Chicago’s so-called “super gang” have been handed to a federal jury only days before Christmas.
Jury Begins Deliberations In Jordan Vs. Dominick's TrialA federal jury at a civil trial in Chicago has begun deliberating on the question: What's the market value of Michael Jordan's name?