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Judge Denies Delay In Yingying Zhang Trial Date

Nov 16, 2017
Macon County Jail

The trial for the man accused of kidnapping University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang will go on as scheduled.

Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China say they need more time to prepare their case.

Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is appealing a recent lower-court decision allowing prosecutors in his corruption case to take the Peoria Republican to trial on 22 criminal counts.

A man exonerated in a killing for which he spent 15 years in prison has reached a $9 million settlement with investigators in northern Illinois.

A federal judge has delayed until February the trial of the man accused of kidnapping visiting U of I scholar Yingying Zhang.

Investigators say surveillance cameras at the University of Illinois helped find a suspect in the disappearance of a Chinese scholar. 

Prosecutors in northern Illinois are asking a judge to reconsider a key ruling regarding the upcoming trial of the wife of a former Fox Lake Police lieutenant who killed himself.

Final arguments have been given in the retrial of a former Illinois prosecutor charged with murder in the 2006 death of his first wife.  Special prosecutor David Robinson summarized the evidence against former Adams County Assistant State's Attorney Curtis Lovelace, who is accused in the death of Cory Lovelace. 

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of the murder conviction of former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson.  The ex-Bolingbrook sergeant is serving 38 years in prison for the bathtub drowning death of ex-wife Kathleen Savio.

The Chicago police chief sent his "best Guy" into a deadly neighborhood known for it's shootings.  Commander Glenn Evans sharply reduced shootings in the Grand Crossing area. Evans won gratitude from families who finally felt safe enough to sit on their porches.

A custody battle involving an Illinois woman who's seeking the return of her three children is focusing on the 2003 drowning deaths of her three older children.

A black East St. Louis man pulled over by a white Illinois state trooper facing battery charges says he felt "disrespected" and "insulted" when the officer conducted a roadside strip search.

A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in the death of his third wife.

Aunterrio Barney murder trial underway in Peoria

Jul 30, 2014

The Peoria murder trial for a 37-year-old Chicago man continues this week at the Peoria County courthouse. Aunterrio Barney is accused of killing four people when he set a Peoria house on fire. A 2-year-old boy died the day after the blaze. The fire killed sisters Youlandice and Brianna Simmons and Darresse Roddy. Barney was arrested shortly after the April, 2010 fire in North Carolina.  Jury selection in the fist-degree murder trial was Wednesday. 

Jury finds Leuthold guilty of murder

Jul 21, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

It took the jury about 90 minutes to convict Nathan Leuthold for the murder of his wife Denise. Peoria Public Radio’s Tanya Koonce reports the missionary was found guilty of first degree murder.


Mistress takes the stand at Leuthold trial

Jul 16, 2014
Tanya Koonce / Peoria Public Radio

The murder trial of Nathan Leuthold continued Wednesday with testimony from the woman he allegedly was having an affair with. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the 20-year-old Lithuanian sponsor student was granted immunity in exchange for her testimony: