| Dec 24, 2013
| 6:04 PM
People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve.
Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:24 PM
For the first time since his arrest almost four years ago, William Balfour spoke out briefly in court as he was about to be sentenced Tuesday for the murders of three of singer Jennifer Hudson's family members, offering condolences for the youngest...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:32 AM
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson said she forgives the man who murdered her mother, brother, and nephew.
She also doesn't totally blame william balfour for his crimes.
Hudson shared her feelings on "Oprah's Next Chapter."
Balfour will spend the...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 8:15 PM
Jennifer Hudson, dressed all in black and wearing little makeup, struggled at times to maintain her composure on the witness stand Monday as the trial of her former brother-in-law opened in dramatic fashion.
Her voice cracked as the Academy Award-winning...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:44 PM
A Cook County judge today granted a media request to release an emotional 911 recording in which Jennifer Hudson's sister begged dispatchers for help after she found her mother shot dead inside the family's South Side home.
Julia Hudson had just returned...
| May 9, 2012
| 9:02 PM
Jurors will continue deliberating the fate of actress Jennifer Hudson's former brother-in-law Thursday, choosing between contradicting portraits of him painted during closing arguments.
The racially diverse panel must decide whether William Balfour is an...
| May 12, 2012
| 4:11 AM
Actress Jennifer Hudson cried softly as her former brother-in-law was convicted today of murdering her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
Hudson bowed her head as jurors entered the courtroom around 4:40 p.m. The Academy Award-winning actress, who...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:12 PM
One by one, the crime scene photos from Jennifer Hudson's childhood home beamed from a large screen in the courtroom Tuesday with the bloody images of her mother and brother sprawled lifeless on the first floor by scattered toys belonging to her 7-year-...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 5:08 PM
William Balfour called a former girlfriend and asked her to create a false alibi for him on the day he allegedly killed three members of actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, prosecutors said in a court filing.
Prosecutors want to call the woman,...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 7:26 PM
The trial of William Barfour begins Monday.
He is charged with killing three members of actress Jennifer Hudson's family: her mother, 57-year-old Darnell Donerson, her brother, 29-year-old Jason Hudson, and her nephew, 7-year-old Julian King.
| Apr 24, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Jennifer Hudson and her sister Julia took the stand Monday, the first day in the trial of William Balfour, the man accused of killing Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
During Jennifer Hudson's testimony, which only lasted about 10 minutes,...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:38 PM
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson was the first witness as William Balfour went on trial today for the murders of singer Hudson's mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew in the home where the Hollywood star grew up. Balfour is accused of killing Hudson'...