Rittenhouse trial goes to opening statements after jury set

KENOSHA, Wis.  — The homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse headed toward opening statements Tuesday after a jury was seated in just a day despite the polarizing nature of the case. About a dozen prospective jurors were dismissed after expressing strong opinions about the case or worrying that they couldn’t be fair. Others feared for their […]

Judge hopes to seat Kyle Rittenhouse jury within a day

KENOSHA, Wis. — The trial of Kyle Rittenhouse begins Monday with the challenging task of seating jurors who haven’t already made up their minds about the man who shot three people, killing two, during a violent night of protests last summer. Rittenhouse was 17 when he traveled from his home in Illinois, just across the […]

Attorneys argue on use-of-force experts at Rittenhouse trial

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge was weighing arguments Monday on whether use-of-force experts can testify at Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial for shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Kenosha last year. Monday’s hearing is likely the last before Rittenhouse goes on trial Nov. 1 . He killed two people and wounded another […]

Judge refuses to toss weapons charge against Rittenhouse

MADISON, Wis. — A judge has declined to dismiss a weapons charge against an Illinois man accused of shooting three people during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin last year. Prosecutors charged Kyle Rittenhouse with homicide and other crimes, including being a minor in possession of a firearm, after he killed two men and […]

Judge: Prosecutors Can’t Show Rittenhouse Link To Proud Boys

MADISON, Wis.  — A judge says prosecutors can’t argue a man who shot three people, killing two, during a protest against police brutality in Wisconsin is linked to the Proud Boys white nationalist group. Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, faces multiple charges in the August 2020 shootings in Kenosha. Prosecutors asked Judge Bruce Schroeder if […]

Wisconsin Prosecutors Seek Kyle Rittenhouse’s Arrest And Higher Bond

KENOSHA, Wis. – Prosecutors asked a judge Wednesday for a new arrest warrant for an Illinois teen charged with shooting three people, killing two of them, during a protest over police brutality in Wisconsin after he apparently violated his bail conditions. Kyle Rittenhouse failed to inform the court of his change of address within 48 […]

Judge: Kenosha Shooter Cannot Associate With White Supremacists

KENOSHA, Wis.  — A Wisconsin judge has modified bail conditions for an 18-year-old Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin. Kyle Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the Aug. 25 shooting in Kenosha. He faces multiple counts and is free on $2 million bail. A judge ruled […]

IL Teen Charged In Killings Posts Bond; Poses With ‘Silver Spoons’ Actor

KENOSHA, Wis. — An Illinois 17-year-old accused of killing two people during a protest in Wisconsin was seen smiling in a photo with his lawyer and “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder being released from custody by posting a $2 million cash bond. Prosecutors accuse Rittenhouse of fatally shooting two people and wounding a third during […]

News Around Illinois — Sept. 25

TOP STORY — Friday, September 25 Teen Charged In Kenosha Shootings Fights Extradition The 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two protesters in Wisconsin is fighting his extradition from Illinois, but his attorneys didn’t outline their strategy during a brief hearing on Friday and legal experts say there isn’t much the teen can do […]