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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?

BRUTAL Custody Battle: Dwyane Wade Accused Of Neglect, Drug Use

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Testifying for the first time in a case for custody of his children, Dwyane Wade denied on Friday a slew of allegations made by ex-wif...

Death Penalty Sought For Men Accused Of Setting Fire That Killed 7

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty for two men accused of killing seven people in a suburban Chicago apartment house they alle...

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...

Man Sentenced To 180 Years In Prison For Murder Of NBA Star's Brother

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A judge in Chicago has handed down a 180-year prison sentence for a man convicted of killing the brother of NBA player Quentin Richard...

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...

Dwyane Wade's Estranged Wife Sues Gabrielle Union Citing Emotional Distress

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MIAMI — Adding to an already contentious divorce battle, Dwyane Wade's estranged wife has filed a lawsuit, claiming his relationship with actres...

Case Against Blago To Get (More) Public: Media Will Have Access To Evidence Blueprint

AP | MIKE ROBINSON and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Federal prosecutors' latest portrait of Rod Blagojevich in his final days as Illinois governor reveal a man fed up with his $177,000-a...

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...

Dwyane Wade Given Temporary Custody Of Sons During Messy Divorce

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MIAMI — Dwyane Wade now has temporary custody of his two sons, the second significant legal development of the week for the Miami Heat star. Wa...

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....

Dwyane Wade's Dramatic Divorce: Wife Arrested For Skipping Court

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The wife of Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade surrendered to authorities in Chicago on Monday and was released an hour later after posting a...

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...

Raymond Cirimele Lawsuit: Chicago Man Claims Salami Made Him Sick

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A Chicago man who says he got sick after eating salami linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak has filed a lawsuit against a meat c...

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...