Kellogg acquitted of charges

Korie Kellogg, 30, leaves the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., after being acquitted of charges on Friday. Kellogg, the ex-wife of Chicago Bull Eddy Curry, was accused of beating their 10-year-old son with a belt last year. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / January 18, 2013)

The ex-wife of former Chicago Bull Eddy Curry was acquitted today in Will County of beating their son.

Korie Kellogg, 30, of Mokena, was charged with aggravated battery to a child, accused of hitting her son with a belt last April after learning he'd bullied another child at school.

After Will County Judge Daniel Rozak granted a defense motion for a directed verdict, he warned her to be "extra special sure" she didn't end up before him again on new charges.

Kellogg smiled broadly and hugged her son after Rozak's ruling.

sschmadeke@tribune.com