Judge overturns murder conviction that was based on eyewitness who was legally blind

Darien Harris Illinois Department of Correction A Cook County judge on Tuesday overturned a murder conviction that was based in part on the testimony of a witness who was legally blind. But Darien Harris will remain in jail because prosecutors said they plan to try him again. Harris, 30, has spent the last 12 years […]

Committee OKs plan to have city rent more Loop office space

The city already leases space at 2 North LaSalle, but will be expanding there to accommodate the new civilian police oversight commission and the revived Department of Environment. Google Maps A seemingly routine proposal to lease downtown office space ran into a buzz-saw of opposition Tuesday from City Council members demanding that city departments fill […]

Aid for Ukraine’s war may run out if Congress doesn’t move on additional funding

The White House is warning Congress that aid for Ukraine’s war against Russia will run out by the end of the year. House Speaker Mike Johnson said additional aid for allies like Ukraine and Israel will come once issues pertaining to U.S. border security are resolved. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed […]