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The Chicago Police say there were 7 homicides and 21 cases of aggravated battery over the weekend. Police Superintendent Jody Weis says most of those incidents were gang related.
Rod Blagojevich’s defense attorney could find himself behind bars even as he works to keep his client out of prison. Sam Adam Jr. faced that dilemma before presenting his closing arguments in the former Illinois governor’s corruption trial on Tuesday, after he and the presiding judge clashed over whether he could mention witnesses who prosecutors did not call during the evidence stage of the trial. Judge James B. Zagel warned Adam on Monday that he would hold him in contempt if he mentioned those witnesses. Turning red and raising his arms, Adam responded, “I will go to jail over this.” A showdown between the gray-haired, by-the-book federal judge and the young, theatrical attorney — who made his name in Chicago’s more freewheeling Criminal Courts Building — could come when Adam starts his closing.