CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man charged with mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus will get a chance to make his case for being eligible for bond.
Gregory Rodriguez, of East Chicago, talks about his experience as a jury foreman in a criminal trial.
A panel of former jurors talk about their experiences before a crowd of attorneys Wednesday. Dozens of attorneys attended the event to listen to the jurors' experiences from recent criminal trials.
Attorneys listen listen to past jurors in Judge Calvin Hawkins' courtroom in East Chicago Wednesday. Dozens of attorneys attended the event to listen to the jurors' experiences from recent criminal trials.
Judge Calvin Hawkins asks former jurors to talk about how the dress and appearance of a defendant can affect opinions.
Maximino Carrasquillo, of St. John, relates his jury experiences in a special gathering of former jurors and current jurists Wednesday.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted last year of rape and sentenced to 60 years in prison has won a new trial.
VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford agreed Tuesday the lower the bond on a defendant, who had acted in an "obstructive and aggressive" manner with Bradford during an earlier hearing.
VALPARAISO | Mikkal Valent should have been known as a hero for having suffered disabling injuries while in the military in Iraq, Porter Circuit Court Judge Mary Harper said.
PORTAGE | A surety bond of $20,000 was approved Friday morning with the support of prosecutors for an Illinois man accused of violently attacking Portage police officers during a traffic stop Tuesday and shouting God is great in Arabic.
VALPARAISO | Judge Mary Harper minced no words Monday afternoon when she sentenced Kale Christman, 37, of Valparaiso, to prison time plus formal probation for his role in faking the loss of a $25,573 engagement ring to fraudulently collect $30,000 in insurance money.
VALPARAISO | The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and 60-year prison sentence of Dustin McCowan in the 2011 shooting death of his former girlfriend Amanda Bach.
MARKHAM | A longtime volunteer at Lansing’s Trinity Lutheran School pleaded not guilty Tuesday to allegations of misappropriated funds.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of crossing state lines to engage in sex with an 11-year-old girl.
CROWN POINT | After about two hours of deliberation Friday, a jury found a Chicago man guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a driver in a road-rage dispute last summer in Hammond.
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | A man charged in the 2011 death of a former St. John resident pleaded not guilty Monday to first-degree murder, one of his lawyers said.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected a sentence reduction request Monday from a Michigan City man serving 50 years for the 2011 murder of a Gary teenager, on top of a 20-year prison term for shooting at a Merrillville couple while driving on Interstate 80/94.
INDIANAPOLIS | A judge is likely to rule Friday on Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request to throw out the lawsuit state schools chief Glenda Ritz filed last month against the State Board of Education.
Valparaiso High School 2013 Homecoming Queen nominees, from left, Greer Brown, 17, Kathy Minko, 17, Angela Darrol, 19, Maria Yallourakis, 17, Kelli Keough, 17 and Alexandra Shideler, 17.
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