Illinois' murder trial of the century

Apr 14, 2015

Peterson to Stand Trial for Murder-for-Hire Plot

Peterson to Stand Trial for Murder-for-Hire Plot

The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife is due back in court as he awaits trial on allegations he tried to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in...

Mar 3, 2015

Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot

The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he tried to hire someone to...

Feb 24, 2015

Attorney Says Drew Peterson Could Have Been Set Up

Attorney Says Drew Peterson Could Have Been Set Up

Drew Peterson's previous attorney says his former client may have been the victim of a setup when he was charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, the lead...

Feb 9, 2015

Peterson Charged With Trying to Hire Hit Man

Peterson Charged With Trying to Hire Hit Man

Officials on Monday accused 61-year-old Drew Peterson of trying to hire a hit man to kill Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, the lead prosecutor in Peterson’s murder trial.

Mar 1, 2013

Archive: Drew Peterson Trial Coverage

Archive: Drew Peterson Trial Coverage

Drew Peterson, a former police sergeant, was convicted in September 2012 killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio. His fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, vanished in 2007.

Jan 14, 2014

Drew Peterson Lawyer Completes Appeal

Drew Peterson Lawyer Completes Appeal

Drew Peterson's lawyer argues in an appeal mailed Monday to a regional appellate court that a judge and a defense attorney made critical errors during the trial that ended with the former Chicago-area policeman...

Mar 18, 2013

Judge Upholds Stephen Peterson's Termination

Judge Upholds Stephen Peterson's Termination

A DuPage County judge upheld the commission’s decision to fire Drew Peterson’s son.

Mar 1, 2013

Drew Peterson Transferred to Menard Prison

Drew Peterson Transferred to Menard Prison

Ex-suburban police officer was sentenced for murdering Kathleen Savio in 2004.

Mar 7, 2013

Drew Screams, Then Gets 38 Years for Wife's Murder

Drew Screams, Then Gets 38 Years for Wife's Murder

Fighting for leniency, convicted wife murderer Drew Peterson shouts: "I did not kill Kathleen!"

Feb 21, 2013

Judge Denies Drew Peterson New Trial

Judge Denies Drew Peterson New Trial

The former Bolingbrook police sergeant's current legal team tried to argue Peterson should get a new trial, in large part, because Peterson's longtime lead attorney, Joel Brodsky, allegedly bungled the trial.

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Neighbor Recounts Violent Willowbrook Sex Assault

Neighbor Recounts Violent Willowbrook Sex Assault

Police are investigating whether a vehicle matching the description of one allegedly used by a man who beat, stabbed and sexually assaulted a woman in a Chicago suburb over the weekend is connected to the brutal...

Elmhurst Woman Returns to Find Unknown Man Inside Her Home

Elmhurst Woman Returns to Find Unknown Man Inside Her Home

A west suburban woman returned home Monday morning to find a strange man in her house, but when confronted, he said he mistakenly entered the home and left without incident.

Emanuel Gets Heat at 1st Town Hall Budget Meeting

Emanuel Gets Heat at 1st Town Hall Budget Meeting

City Hall prepared for disruptions Monday night in Mayor Emanuel’s first of three town hall meetings to discuss the city’s budget, and that is exactly what they got.

Ricketts: 'We Don't Want to Get Ahead of Ourselves'

Ricketts: 'We Don't Want to Get Ahead of Ourselves'

The owner of the Chicago Cubs responded after Jake Arrieta threw an historic no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday night, congratulating the pitcher but also warning fans not to think too far ahead.

Clerk's Petition to Withhold Gay Marriage Licenses Denied

Clerk's Petition to Withhold Gay Marriage Licenses Denied

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Kentucky county clerk who says her Christian faith should exempt her from having to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Supreme Court on Monday denied...

Pope Speaks to Chicago Students Via Satellite

Pope Speaks to Chicago Students Via Satellite

Speaking from the Vatican, Pope Francis offered advice to students at a Chicago high school and answered their questions on Monday via satellite.