Kellogg acquitted of charges

Korie Kellogg, 30, leaves the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., after being acquitted of charges on Friday. Kellogg, the ex-wife of Chicago Bull Eddy Curry, was accused of beating their 10-year-old son with a belt last year. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / January 18, 2013)

The ex-wife of former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry was acquitted today in Will County of beating their son.

Korie Kellogg, 30, of Mokena, was charged with aggravated battery to a child, accused of hitting her son with a belt last April after learning he'd bullied another child at school.

After Will County Judge Daniel Rozak granted a defense motion for a directed verdict, he warned her to be "extra special sure" she didn't end up before him again on new charges.

Kellogg smiled broadly and hugged her son after Rozak's ruling.