1st African American On Illinois High Court Dies At 86Current Chief Justice Anne M. Burke heralded Freeman as someone with a sharp legal mind who broke down barriers throughout his life.
Congress Makes Lynching A Federal Crime, 65 Years After TillThe bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation and after dozens of similar efforts were defeated.
Lawyer: Officer Didn't Intentionally Lie About Teen SlayingRicardo Viramontes and three other officers were fired last year because of statements made to an investigating detective or in police reports.
Groups Launch $10M Legal Aid Plan For Immigrants, Ex-InmatesThey money will be dispersed by the Chicago organizations to roughly 60 groups to provide legal representation, legal screenings and know-your-rights training.
Indiana Woman Appealing Conviction In Fatal School Bus CrashCourt documents show Shepherd told police she saw the lights but didn't recognize the vehicle as a school bus until the children were right in front of her.
Pharmacies: Prescribers Bear Responsibility In Opioid CrisisThe judge has scheduled an October trial for claims against CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, HBC and Discount Drug Mart.
L.A. District Attorney: Weinstein Charged With Sexual Assault Against Two Women In 2013
Judge Dismisses Suit Against Counselors In Scholar's DeathJudge Colin Bruce issued his ruling in the lawsuit over the June 2017 abduction and killing of Yingying Zhang, whose body hasn't been found.
Priest Reinstated After Abuse Allegation Deemed 'Unfounded'The archdiocese suspended McFarlane from pastoral duties in July after the two agencies revealed the allegations against him dating from 1997.
Judge To Rule In December On The Fate Of Ex-Police OfficerProsecutors say Lowell Houser, then an off-duty Chicago Police Department officer, shot to death of 38-year-old Jose Nieves during an argument outside an apartment complex where the victim lived.
9-Year-Old Charged With Murder In 5 Illinois Fire Deaths"It was a heavy decision," Minger said. "It's a tragedy, but at the end of the day, it's charging a very young person with one of the most serious crimes we have. But I just think it needs to be done at this point, for finality."
Dan Webb Stays As Special Prosecutor In Smollett Case"Judge Toomin made it very clear that based on the facts and the law there is absolutely no conflict of interest, there's no appearance of impropriety."
Man Posing As A Woman To Lure Children Gets Prison TimeProsecutors say as part of the scheme, Osborne told the minors they would have to have sex with a producer named "Trey" to make sure they were suitable for filming.
Gurnee Teen Sues Juul, Gas Stop For Vaping Lung DamageOfficials in Illinois confirmed in August a man died from a vaping-related illness. Last week an Indiana resident died as a result of an illness related to vaping. Nationwide, more than 450 people are known to be suffering from illnesses connected to using e-cigarettes.
Mississippi: Veggie Burgers Must Be Clearly Labeled, Chicago Company Claims WinThe regulations were published weeks after a lawsuit was filed by Plant Based Foods Association and Chicago-based Upton's Naturals Co., which makes vegan products and sells them in many states.