Crime Reporter Facing Jail Time For Not Releasing Name of Source

Also facing fines


A Will County judge on Friday found a Joliet crime reporter in contempt of court for not divulging how he obtained confidential police reports about a notorious double murder earlier this year.

Will County Circuit Court Judge Gerald Kinney on Friday found reporter Joseph Hosey in contempt of court and gave him 180 days to disclose his source. Hosey faces jail time if he does not reveal who gave him the reports, Kinney said.