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Richard Kohnke, 58, of New Orleans, was convicted of the charge following a bench trial before Judge Anthony Calabrese, court records show. He was sentenced to six months of court supervision.
Shortly before 2 a.m., the driver of a four-door sedan was heading east on I-80, near the Interstate 57 junction, when he lost control of the vehicle. The car then slammed into the guardrail, and left the road, before bursting into flames.
About 12:10 a.m., he was outside in the 4000 block of West 21st Street when he heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police.
The man was in the 3700 block of West Thomas Street at 11:57 p.m. when two males approached him, announced a robbery and one of them pulled out a handgun, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.
About 6:20 p.m., the man was sitting in the rear passenger seat of a vehicle that was stopped at a stop sign in the 2200 block of North Austin Avenue, police said. Someone in group of males standing on the corner nearby fired shots.
About 4:20 p.m., the 27-year-old was shot in the hand in the 500 block of East 75th Street, police said.
A teacher at Thornwood High School has been charged with sexually abusing one of his former students.
Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate described the state's long-running budget problems as a "death march" for the organizations and the people they serve.
Bryant Brewer claims he shot the officer in self-defense, but brewer took the stand last week and testified that he was proud of being a cop killer.
Hundreds of fancy new bicycles equipped with sirens and lights are on the streets of Chicago today.

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