| Oct 8, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Workers at Amazon.com warehouses across the country are suing the online retail giant to collect wages for time they spent passing through security checkpoints designed to prevent employee theft.
In lawsuits filed in Philadelphia and Luzerne County...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:30 PM
A judge has yet to decide where Bessman Okafor's trial will be conducted, but the accused killer's defense on Friday discussed an unorthodox request: A court-appointed pollster, to gauge whether a fair jury is likely to be found in Orange County.
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:45 AM
One of the men accused in the witness murder plot that claimed the life of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar has asked to be granted bail in the first-degree murder case, set for trial in October.
Donnell Godfrey's lawyer mentioned the motion at a hearing in...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Orange County residents won't be getting cold calls about Bessman Okafor any time soon, after a judge denied the suspected killer's request for funding to poll the public about its knowledge of his high-profile murder case.
"After considering all of the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:02 PM
A man accused of opening fire on a car carrying a family, killing a 5-year-old boy, had been aiming at the boy’s father, prosecutors said today during the opening of the defendant’s murder trial.
But defense attorneys for accused gunman...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Two Elgin street gang members who authorities said were locked in a deadly feud met in a Cook County courtroom today as one of them stood trial on charges he murdered the other’s 5-year-old son in 2011.
Eric Galarza, 33, father of the dead child,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Walter Depner, who served 12 years in prison for killing four people in 1999 while driving drunk, pleaded guilty today to again driving under the influence on the same road in 2013.
Depner, 62, waived his right to a jury trial that was set to begin...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:33 PM
An Elgin man and his two sons are among four people charged with heroin trafficking following an investigation involving local and federal law enforcement agencies, DuPage prosecutors said Friday.
Luis Hernandez, 47, of the 200 block of Comstock Drive...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:48 PM
A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy has dropped a long-running lawsuit against the county in exchange for escaping a hefty court fine, officials said today.
Zane Seipler filed a federal suit in 2008 claiming he was wrongly terminated for...
| Jul 9, 2014
An Elgin woman who had a menagerie of goats, horses and other creatures seized wants Kane County to turn over records related to the resignation of the county official who oversaw the process.
The attorney for Stacy Fiebelkorn said that the documents...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:07 AM
An Elgin man serving time on a domestic battery charge was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a woman who interrupted an attack on a 10-year-old girl, prosecutors said.
Jesus E. Hernadez, 40, pleaded...