The latest stories by Jon Seidel

• A federal judge vowed Thursday to hold a hearing — and even threatened to “start lining” Chicago officials up — to get to the bottom of a series of incidents in which city lawyers have been late to turn over evidence in police … (read more).

• Before jurors began to consider the case against Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O’Brien, her attorney explained that she had chosen to trust them with her fate. “She put her trust in the jury system,” Ricardo Meza … (read more).

• Nearing the end of his trial on federal sex trafficking charges, Benjamin Biancofiori squared off with a seasoned prosecutor Tuesday who asked, “you understand the rules in this courtroom, right?” “You understand … (read more).