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  • Trial begins for teen charged in killing of Mt. Prospect man

    Trial begins for teen charged in killing of Mt. Prospect man
    The murder trial got underway Thursday for a man who was 15 when he was accused of tying up, robbing and beating an acquaintance in Mount Prospect. But the attorney for Edwin Paniagua, now 19, argued that his client was “coerced, intimidated and...
  • The Supreme Court has made the Equal Rights Amendment irrelevant

    As if the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation weren’t enough of a 1970s flashback, the Equal Rights Amendment is back in the news. The Associated Press reports that Democratic Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough, and Carolyn...
  • $5M bail for man charged in fatal Evergreen Park stabbing

    $5M bail for man charged in fatal Evergreen Park stabbing
    A Minooka man was in court today after being charged with the fatal stabbing of a Chicago man during a weekend party in Southwest Suburban Evergreen Park, prosecutors said. Patrick J. Tantillo appeared before Judge Kerry Kennedy in Bridgeview where he...
  • James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later

    James Brady's death isn't murder 33 years later
    The government would have to overcome major legal hurdles to charge John Hinckley Jr. in the murder of James Brady some 30 years after the fact. But if that were the morally right thing to do, it would be worth trying, despite the improbability of...
  • Court orders clean-up at vacant properties

    Court orders clean-up at vacant properties
    A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge has ordered an absentee Baltimore landlord to clean up about 50 blighted properties within 90 days, the first ruling since a state law was amended two years ago to make it easier for community groups to sue the...
  • Father and teen son charged with neighbor's beating death appear in court

    Father and teen son charged with neighbor's beating death appear in court
    A father and his teen son, both charged with first-degree murder in the baseball bat beating death of a neighbor, made brief court appearances in Will County this afternoon. Adam Ballard, 15, sat in court with his attorney, Paul Napolski. Mark Ballard,...
  • Newport News man found guilty in brutal beating

    Newport News man found guilty in brutal beating
    NEWPORT NEWS — A Newport News man was found guilty in the brutal beating of a 50-year-old woman last year. Chad Music, 28, was convicted of felony malicious wounding for assaulting the woman in March of last year on Arden Drive. The victim...
  • SEIU stops collecting fees from non-member home health workers

    SEIU stops collecting fees from non-member home health workers
    Various chapters of the Service Employees International Union have stopped collecting fees from home care workers who are not union members, a move that exemplifies the broader implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling. The court's decision only...
  • Combing through a hair treatment that went bad

     Combing through a hair treatment that went bad
    Shlomo Brooks might want to consider himself lucky that his biggest problem with a West Los Angeles hair-replacement clinic is that his hair isn't any thicker. At least that's my feeling after looking into Brooks' dealings with a man who now faces...
  • Woman convicted of animal cruelty sentenced to probation, must have mental evaluation

    Woman convicted of animal cruelty sentenced to probation, must have mental evaluation
    A Berwyn woman whose teenage son was found dying outside a house crowded with hundreds of cats, dogs and birds was sentenced Monday to probation and barred from owning any animals, Cook County prosecutors said today. Lydia Price, 52, was found guilty in...
  • Exide hit with federal grand jury subpoena over Vernon battery plant

    Exide hit with federal grand jury subpoena over Vernon battery plant
    A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies over emissions of harmful pollutants from its Vernon battery recycling plant, according to a financial disclosure filed this week. Exide on Aug. 8 received a “grand jury subpoena from the...