jury selection

Two judges in Illinois say a new pilot program aimed at ensuring minorities are well represented in local jury pools will be "revolutionary."  

Jury selection has begun in the murder-for-hire trial of a former suburban Chicago police officer who's accused of plotting to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars in his third wife's death.

The trial for a former Adams County prosecutor accused of killing his wife is set to start later this month.

The murder trial of Nathan Leuthold started Monday. Leuthold is accused of first degree murder in the 2013 Valentines Day shooting death of his wife Denise. 

Under heavy security in Rock Island, jury selection began this week for the third murder trial of Nicholas Sheley. The 34-year-old from Sterling is currently serving two life sentences for murder. And he's now standing trial on charges that six years ago, he killed four people in Whiteside County.