The latest stories by Jon Seidel

• An accused would-be bomber from Hillside known to ramble on about reptilian overlords, the Illuminati and Free Masons is not mentally fit for trial, a federal judge ruled Thursday. And while the conclusion drawn in the … (read more).

• When the hit TV show “Empire” filmed scenes in Chicago last year, it lured big-name stars like Chris Rock to the Cook County juvenile detention center. But relatives of two juveniles were far from star-struck. And now … (read more).

• Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich vowed last year to “fight on.” So it was no surprise when the disgraced politician triggered a new appeal Tuesday, two weeks after a federal judge reinstated his 14-year prison … (read more).