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In Cook County courts: Not guilty? Go to jail anyway
May. 6, 2013
Defendants acquitted of crimes in Cook County don't walk out of the courtroom. They have to go back into the jail. The practice goes back decades.
In bank fraud case, defense says State Rep. Ford unfairly targeted
Apr. 30, 2013
Attorneys revealed their defense for the indicted Illinois state representative charged with bank fraud.
New push for better witness protection
Apr. 28, 2013
A bill that already passed the House would provide more funding to protect, and in some cases, relocate witnesses of gang-related crimes.
Contaminated water trial starts in Chicago
Apr. 22, 2013
The trial has started for a former suburban Chicago water official accused of lying about how the village drew drinking water from a tainted well for decades, apparently to save money.
Video shows Boston bomb suspect
Apr. 17, 2013
A surveillance camera caught a man dropping off a bag at the scene of the one of the blasts at the Boston Marathon, according to one offical.
Chicago docs, hospital owner arrested
Apr. 16, 2013
Authorities have arrested the owner of Chicago's Sacred Heart Hospital, another executive and four doctors in an alleged kickback conspiracy.
Phone ban takes effect at courthouse
Apr. 15, 2013
A cell phone ban is taking full effect at one of the Chicago area's busiest criminal courthouses.
Emanuel pushes mandatory minimums for gun crimes
Apr. 11, 2013
The Mayor's proposed gun law may make us feel good, but that doesn’t mean it will work. Research suggests the minimums are ineffective.
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