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Sacred Heart Hospital, at 3240 W. Franklin Blvd. in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Sacred Heart Hospital Boss, Aides Guilty In Kickback Scam

He instructed his staff to “cover our asses.” But multimillionaire hospital owner Ed Novak’s behind was left nude and blowing in the breeze Thursday when he was convicted of masterminding a massive kickback scam.

03/19/2015

Keith Nicks (left) and Terrence Nicks (right) were convicted by a Cook County jury for their role in a grave reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Sentencing In Burr Oak Scandal Delayed; Prosecutors Seek 15-Year Sentences

Keith and Terrence Nicks’ conduct was so “unique” in its depravity, they need to be put behind bars despite their lack of criminal backgrounds, Assistant State’s Attorney Nick Trutenko argued, asking Judge Joan Margaret O’Brien to sentence the brothers to consecutive terms.

03/11/2015

Armando Vega has been convicted of sexually assaulting a young child he knew over a period of four years. (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Man Convicted Of Repeatedly Raping Girl Over Four Years

Armando Vega, 51, was convicted Tuesday of four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

02/04/2015

Todd Mandoline (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Villa Park Man Convicted Of Murder For 2012 Arson Fire

It took jurors about 90 minutes to return a guilty verdict for Todd Mandoline on his 26th birthday. On July 22, 2012–a day ahead of her 25th birthday–Paula Morgan was killed in the fire after a party she hosted at her home in Lombard, where she lived with her mother and 6-year-old son.

01/21/2015

Anthony Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Beating CTA Rider To Death At Green Line Station

A middle-aged college student from the South Side was convicted of first-degree murder Thursday for stomping a fellow CTA commuter to death on a Green Line platform.

01/16/2015

Steve Zamiar (Supplied Photo)

Former Midlothian Deputy Police Chief Guilty In Brutality Case

The former deputy police chief of south suburban Midlothian faces up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of using excessive force for beating a “Black Wednesday” drinker with his police baton.

12/19/2014

Ignacio Carrillo (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

PR Executive Convicted Of Raping Woman He Met Online

The rape conviction of a 40-year-old PR executive in Chicago illustrated the difficulty prosecutors often have in pursuing cases of so-called “acquaintance rape.”

12/18/2014

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Chicago Couple Convicted Of Stealing State Grants

A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday on more than a dozen counts of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud scheme involving Illinois Department of Public Health grants.

12/18/2014

Cinque Lee (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 14 Years For Killing CPS Basketball Star

As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times

11/14/2014

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Chicago Activist Convicted In Immigration Case

A federal jury found a Palestinian immigrant charged with immigration fraud guilty on Monday for failing to disclose her conviction and imprisonment in a Jerusalem supermarket bombing that killed two people.

11/10/2014

Bethany McKee (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Convicted Of Murder In Gruesome 2013 Double Homicide

A Will County judge has convicted a 20-year-old woman of two counts of murder for her role in a grisly 2013 double slaying in Joliet.

08/29/2014

Hezekiah Whitfield (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Gets Life In Prison For 1994 Murder Of Waukegan Business Owner

Hezekiah Whitfield was able to avoid listening to statements Tuesday from loved ones of the man he killed, but he couldn’t escape the sentence of natural life in prison that followed.

08/13/2014

Inmate Hopes DNA Tests Will Exonerate Him In North Chicago Murder

Forensic testing results key to a Chicago man’s quest to see his 2004 murder conviction overturned are expected within the next several weeks.

08/07/2014

Michael King (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted Of Role In Killing 5 People In 2008

Michael King was involved in the quintuple execution-style murders, a Cook County jury ruled Thursday, siding with prosecutors who maintained that King was with Torolan Williams — his “right-hand” man — when the victims were shot in the head on April 23, 2008.

07/18/2014

Maricela Arciga (Booking Photo)

Aurora Woman Convicted In Murder-For-Hire Case

On Thursday, 12 Kane County jurors agreed that Maricela Arciga of Aurora wanted her ex-boyfriend dead, and that she paid a hit man to do it. That hit man was actually special agent David Gomez of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, who had been tipped-off about the murder for hire.

07/18/2014

D'andre Howard. (Police Photo)

Man Guilty In 2009 Murder Of Ex-Fiancée’s Family

Jurors found 26-year-old D’Andre Howard guilty of murdering the father, sister and grandmother of his ex-fiancé, Amanda Engelhardt in 2009.

06/03/2014

Convicted serial killer Nicholas Sheley (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing 4 With Hammer

A man serving life sentences for two killings was convicted Thursday in the deaths of four others who were fatally beaten with a hammer in a northwest Illinois apartment.

05/30/2014

Torolan Williams (Credit: Chicago Police)

Jury Convicts Man Of Killing 5 In 2008

Torolan Williams, 28, killed the victims with the help of his cohort Michael King on April 23, 2008, prosecutors said. Earlier this week, Williams’ high school friend and accomplice testified against him.

05/23/2014

Jose Rebollar-Vergara (Booking Photo)

Man Convicted In Round Lake Beach Murder

One of the final images jurors saw in the murder trial of Jose Rebollar-Vergara was videotape of victim Gabriel Gonzalez, fatally shot, falling down in front of a Round Lake Beach convenience store, trying to access his cell phone and struggling to his feet before he collapsed and died.

05/05/2014

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Former Rezko Partner Gets Probation For Stealing $500K From Mother

Daniel Mahru helped the feds convict both political fundraiser and former business partner Tony Rezko and former Illinois Finance Agency chief Ali Ata after prosecutors learned in 2005 that he’d taken money from his mother while she suffered from dementia.

05/02/2014

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