| May 11, 2012
| 10:27 PM
William Balfour has been found guilty in the Hudson murders case.
Balfour was found guilty on all counts of murder, home invasion, armed robbery and kidnapping and faces mandatory life in prison. He showed no emotion when the verdict was announced, but...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 5:39 PM
CHICAGO, Illinois -- William Balfour, who was convicted by a Cook County jury in May in the 2008 murders of singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew, was sentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
| May 12, 2012
| 8:06 AM
CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors shrugged off Jennifer Hudson's star status and insisted it played no role in their decision to convict her former brother-in-law for slaying the Oscar winner's mother, brother and nephew — a verdict that means the 31-...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:25 AM
One day after a ruling was handed down in a three-week-long trial of the man accused of murdering three of her relatives, Jennifer Hudson found escape at Six Flags Great America.
A fan snapped photos of Hudson and her fiance David Otunga Saturday as they...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:27 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- President Barack Obama left Los Angeles on Monday morning, after a quick visit for a series of fundraisers expected to raise $10 million for his campaign.
The president took off from LAX at around 9:30 a.m., headed to Keene, Calif.,...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:16 AM
A Cook County judge has released the videotape of the police interrogation of William Balfour that was played for jurors before they convicted him last week of killing actress Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew.
| May 22, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Now is when Chicago’s celebrity scene gets interesting.
Some of the biggest names in entertainment and sports will soon visit our city on vacation (NBA stars especially like to do this) or because they live here part-time (you can count on plenty...
| May 24, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Judge Charles P. Burns of Cook County Circuit Court is usually in his courtroom presiding over tough cases, including the high-profile trial of William Balfour, who was convicted of killing Jennifer Hudson's family members. But this afternoon, instead...
| May 28, 2012
| 9:46 AM
The musical lineup for the 2012 Taste of Chicago is complete with the addition of a double bill featuring Fitz & the Tantrums and Michael Franti & Spearhead, the evening of Friday, July 13 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Also announced are opening acts for...
| May 29, 2012
| 7:59 AM
For a minute there, I was wondering if there would be any fighting among the cast members of VH1’s upcoming reality show, “Mob Wives Chicago.” There were no signs of tension when I spent an afternoon observing the five women in March and...
| 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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 1:05 PM
Singer Jennifer Hudson should not have been allowed to testify against her former brother-in-law because she had no direct knowledge of the murders of three family members and her celebrity unfairly influenced the jury, defense attorneys argued today in...