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Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — Heading toward a decision on the ultimate political sanction, members of a House impeachment committee Monday rejected complaints by Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney that he was battling "shadows" in his fight to keep the disgraced...
Tags: Government, Laws, Valerie Jarrett, Crimes, Witnesses
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers insisted Tuesday they could fairly investigate Gov. Rod Blagojevich following years of criticizing him as a terrible leader as they opened unprecedented impeachment proceedings against him. In the first hints of the...
Tribune reportersDisgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich joked and jogged in his Chicago neighborhood Wednesday and vowed to tell his side of the story soon, while his attorney tore into impeachment-minded state lawmakers trying to force the governor out of a job. The vigorous...
Tags: Government, Illinois Supreme Court, Laws, Crimes, Arizona
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers turned away from the federal corruption charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich and focused Thursday on other reasons to impeach him, highlighting a string of controversial policy moves as evidence of an autocratic and...
Tribune reportersSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House launched its first-ever impeachment probe of a governor Monday, promising weeks of hearings detailing Gov. Rod Blagojevich's alleged abuse of power, from enacting massive programs without legislative approval to...
Tags: Government, Illinois Supreme Court, Harry Reid, Laws, Crimes
Chicago Tribune staff reportThe jury deciding the fate of R. Kelly has recessed for the night after deliberating for about 3½ hours Thursday. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan, who is presiding over the trial, said jurors would be sequestered at a motel. Deliberations are...
Chicago Tribune staff reportTestimony officially ended in the R. Kelly trial this afternoon as the judge ordered jurors to report back Thursday for closing arguments. The jury was dismissed without any mention of a faulty stipulation regarding the accuracy of a DVD shown in court....
Tags: DVDs and Movies, Justice System, Trials, R. Kelly, Witnesses
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe wife of a Baptist preacher from R. Kelly's hometown, a business executive and a telecommunications company employee were the first three jurors chosen Monday for the R&B superstar's child pornography trial. The executive, a middle-aged man, called...
A prosecutor in the child pornography trial of R. Kelly warned jurors Tuesday they would have to watch a videotape depicting an "underage child performing sex acts that you have never seen before." "A child doesn't choose to be violated and placed on a...
Conrad Black's legal team has just added a big gun as the battle over his punishment looms. Jeffrey Steinback's work has just begun now that Black has been convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice in connection with a scheme to loot the company that...
Tags: Punishment, Justice System, Trials, Corporate Crime, Crimes
If R. Kelly's mole defense doesn't set him free, the defense clearly hopes the alleged victim's braces can. Shortly before the lunch break, the defense showed the jury a photo of the alleged victim with orthodontia gear in her mouth. A former family...
Tribune staff reporterGov. Rod Blagojevich's attorney will not get to call key aides of President-elect Barack Obama to testify at impeachment hearings after U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald told an Illinois House panel doing so would "significantly compromise" his ongoing...
Tags: Government, Valerie Jarrett, Laws, Crimes, Jesse Jackson
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