The latest stories by Jon Seidel

• Drew Peterson may launch a long-shot bid to the U.S. Supreme Court after Illinois’ high court upheld his 2012 murder conviction in a long-awaited 40-page opinion Thursday. The Illinois Supreme Court said comments … (read more).

• Federal prosecutors announced a sweeping racketeering indictment against a Chicago street gang late Thursday afternoon, tying nine Four Corner Hustlers to a decades-long conspiracy that led to the murders of six people … (read more).

• Eddie C. Hicks has been due in court ever since June 9, 2003. That’s when the feds planned to put the former Chicago police sergeant on trial for allegedly leading a rip-off crew in the 1990s that shook down drug dealers … (read more).