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Murder Victim's Mom Sues Home Depot

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.14.2014 | Crime

The mother of a pregnant woman who was murdered and then sexually assaulted by her former supervisor has filed a lawsuit against a Chicago flower comp...

A Skewed System of Checks and Balances

Angela Caputo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
Angela Caputo

In Cook County and Chicago, the checks-and-balance system is skewed. As a result, thousands of people sit in the county jail each year on charges that most likely wouldn't warrant incarceration even if they were found guilty.

Lawsuit Alleging 'Bad Mothering' For Insufficient Homecoming Dress Budget, Curfew Dismissed

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

The dismissal of a lawsuit brought against a Barrington Hills mother by her two grown children who accused her of “bad mothering” was unanimously ...

A Sexist Motion? Lawyer Claims Paralegal Has Distracting Breasts

Posted 07.25.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago lawyer is being accused of sexism after requesting that a "large breasted woman" seated at the opposing counsel's table be moved as to not d...

Man Makes Daring Escape From Police, On Crutches

Posted 06.27.2011 | Chicago

James Roesch was briefly able to elude Cook County sheriff's deputies Tuesday morning, in an escape made all the more daring by his hobbling around on...

Emanuel Ruling Is a Travesty of Justice

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Ostroy

What does the Chicago court ruling against Rahm Emanuel say to others who are asked to leave the comfort, security and spoils of hometown politics to serve their country and president?

In Illinois, Many Teens Are Doing Hard Time For Nonviolent Crime

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Derrick Reed was born, he was fragile and addicted to crack. With his drug addicted mother and drug-selling father out of the picture, he was rai...

Cook County Prosecutor Choked By Defense Attorney

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An attorney, believed to be a Cook County prosecutor, was hospitalized this morning after another attorney choked him on the first floor of the Cook C...

Mom Refuses To Bail Out 'Spoiled' Teen Son Accused Of Car Theft

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Saturday, 17-year-old Ravontay Hutchins allegedly stole a pizza delivery driver's car outside of a restaurant in Little Italy. The teen was caught ...

Dwyane Wade Divorce Case: Wife Turns Herself In

Chicago Sun-Times | Bitten and Bound | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The estranged wife of NBA star Dwyane Wade turned herself in to authorities today, a day after a Cook County judge issued a warrant for her arrest for...

Judge: Dad Can Take Jewish Daughter To Catholic Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A high-profile divorce case was resolved by a Cook County judge Tuesday, as a man who claims he returned to his Catholic roots after divorcing a Jewis...

Judge: Abortion Law 'Unfortunate' But Suit Blocking It Doesn't Hold Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County judge tossed out a lawsuit Monday that aimed to block the state's never-enforced law that would require a young woman to notify her pare...

Prosecutors: Adan Valle Hit CTA Bus Driver In Head With Hammer Over $1

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Hyatt Hotel employee clobbered a CTA bus driver in the head with a hammer because he was refused a student fare, Cook County prosecutors said today....

Kevin Trudeau Sentenced To 30 Days In Jail: Infomercial King Held In Contempt

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau, known as the infomercial king and best-selling author, was ordered by a federal judge to serve 30 days in prison and must t...

Joseph Reyes: Dad Faces Jail For Taking Daughter To Church (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joseph Reyes, who baptized his 3-year-old daughter without his ex-wife's permission, could see jail time after a Cook County judge granted his ex a te...

Woman Sues Husband Claiming He Gave Her Herpes

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Cook County woman filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $50,000 from her husband, who she claims gave her herpes. The unnamed plaintiff claims that she ...

Medill Innocence Project Battle Intensifies: Anita Alvarez, Cook County DA, Presses Case

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In their own ways, they have risen to stardom on a stage built from misery, two battlers who grapple with questions of life-and-death justice: Anita A...

As War Veterans Increase, Judge Seeks Separate Court For Ex-Military Offenders

Chicago Public Radio | Rob Wildeboer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan drag on the number of war vets increases, and some of them are ending up in the Cook County criminal justice ...