The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies avoided prison Monday, when he was sentenced to two years of probation for evading taxes by hiding millions of dollars in a Swiss bank account that contained more than $100 million at one time.
They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.
Dean Suominen, 37, avoided a possible jail term by pleading guilty to drunken driving and reckless driving charges stemming from the Jan. 10, 2012, crash in Naperville.
A Metra passenger has been ordered to perform community service for spraying a conductor with dog repellent a train station in Wheaton last fall.
A North Side man arrested last month for illegally surfing off Oak Street Beach will have the charges against him dropped if he completes 20 hours of community service.
Two men from Tinley Park who made headlines when they were caught tapping into a fire hydrant to fill their backyard skating rink are paying fines performing community service.
Former Ald. Ed Vrdolyak reportedly spent many hours of his community service sentence organizing a fancy fundraiser.