A train passenger on the South Shore Line, irate over being asked to pay for a ticket, allegedly clawed at a transit police officer’s eyes before the cop shot him in the stomach Thursday morning, prosecutors said.
After almost 10 years of improvement, public corruption in Illinois spiked in 2019, and the state remains the second most corrupt in the nation, while Chicago still is the most corrupt city, according to a new report from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Police accuse a nurse who was employed at a Central Illinois nursing home of helping herself to a dead resident’s credit card and using it to charge a spending spree of more than $1,700.
Since it was founded in 2001, the Illinois Innocence Project has helped exonerate or release 18 clients who were wrongfully convicted of crimes.
A judge on Friday threw out felony convictions of nine more people framed by a disgraced former Chicago police sergeant, including that of a man who gained fame more than two decades ago when his life in a notorious housing project was chronicled in an award-winning documentary.
Seven Republican senators joined with Democrats in voting to convict and declare former President Donald Trump guilty at the conclusion of his second impeachment trial.
The House impeachment managers provided a detailed legal analysis in their pre-trial legal brief, filed Tuesday, about the constitutionality o…
Gov. JB Pritzker issued 9,219 pardons for low-level marijuana convictions on Thursday, New Year’s Eve, while announcing the Illinois State Police had expunged all eligible records at the state level for marijuana related arrests.
Chicago anti-violence activists are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the fatal shooting of a man found dead on Christmas Eve near a hospital.
VIENNA (AP) — Five people died, including an assailant, and 17 others were wounded in a shooting in the heart of Vienna hours before a coronavirus lockdown started, Austrian authorities said Tuesday. The dead attacker was a 20-year-old Austrian-North Macedonian dual national who had a previous terror conviction.
In a dissent in the 2019 gun-rights case of Kanter v. Barr, Barrett argued that a conviction for a nonviolent felony — in this case, mail frau…
PENASCOLA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida seafood company says someone stole 17,000 oysters.
Once celebrated by many, Linda Fairstein, the former prosecutor turned mystery book author, now fights for her professional life and reputation for her leading role in the 1990 prosecution of the so-called Central Park Five.
An Orient man on Tuesday was sentenced to serve five years in state prison on a Class 2 burglary charge.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois would enact one of the nation's most comprehensive plans for expunging marijuana-related convictions if a bill pending in the General Assembly and supported by Gov. J.B. Pritzker becomes law.
CHICAGO (AP) — A top Chicago prosecutor says she hopes to begin expunging minor cannabis convictions in the coming months but acknowledges it won't be easy to implement her plan and that her office is still figuring out its scope.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The co-founder of a group that has cleared a dozen people wrongfully convicted of crimes said Tuesday that the Illinois attorney general should create a "conviction integrity unit" to investigate innocence claims.
A Carterville woman will spend three years in prison after she violated the terms of her probation on a felony theft conviction.
Anticipating Easter, I find no easy rational explanation for the idea that God would make Jesus "to be sin," as the Apostle Paul once said, or to be made a sacrifice or payment or ransom for sin, or to die in our place bearing our sins, as several scriptures indicate.
Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data.
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and some state lawmakers said Tuesday that last week’s mass shooting at an Aurora manufacturing plant will le…
Derrick Lewis knew he wasn't guilty of committing drug-related crimes in the mid-2000s. But he pleaded guilty to the cases in his mid-20s because he knew he faced the possibility of decades in prison, he said.