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Angel Santiago (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Gets 25 Years For Strangling Girlfriend In 2012

Angel Santiago was working as a truck driver for Krispy Kreme in January 2012 when he got jealous after learning from text messages on her phone that Antonia Berrios, 33, had a new boyfriend.

06/04/2014

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Man Convicted During Burge Era—Then Released—Back Behind Bars

A convicted felon who said he was forced to confess to a pair of murders because he was tortured by former Area 2 Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge’s underlings was back behind bars Tuesday for allegedly failing to register as a violent offender.

05/28/2014

Alisa Massaro (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Gets 10 Years For Role In Gruesome Double Murder

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05/23/2014

Natisha Hillard (right) is accused of selling her baby to Christopher Bour (left) to make child pornography. (Photos supplied by Sun-Times Media)

Man Gets Life Sentence For Having Sex With Infant

Christopher M. Bour, 40, pleaded guilty in January, without a plea agreement, to paying Natisha Hillard a total of $500 to have sex with a 4-month-old girl, an arrangement that lasted until the child was 18 months old

05/16/2014

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Gary Teen Pleads Guilty To Role In Double Slaying

Johnte Crawford, 18, admitted to Lake Superior Court Judge Salvador Vasquez that he fatally shot Shaqwone Ham, 19, on March 17, 2013, in the 2500 block of West 15th Avenue in Gary.

05/16/2014

Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department)

Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Gets 6 Months For Contempt

The owner of a building where two firefighters died in an extra-alarm blaze in 2010 has pleaded guilty to contempt charges for failing to make court-ordered repairs to the building, and he has been sentenced to six months in jail.

05/15/2014

Scott Baudin (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Sexual Predator Gets 10 Years For Viewing Child Porn At Library

Scott Baudin, 59, went to the Bloomingdale Public Library on the morning of April 18, 2013, prosecutors said. A library employee noticed what appeared to be child porn on the computer terminal Baudin was using, and library officials contacted police.

05/13/2014

Matthew Hudak (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 26 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers was sentenced to 26 years in prison Tuesday.

04/29/2014

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Former NW Indiana School Official Admits Embezzlement

The former business manager for Lake Ridge Schools in Northwest Indiana is admitting he embezzled more than $134,000 from the school district during the same time it had to close an elementary school because of a $1.7 million budget shortfall.

04/24/2014

Nyasha Mbawa (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 7-Year-Old Girl

Under a negotiated agreement approved Tuesday by Lake County Judge James Booras, Nyasha Mbawa, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony that carries a penalty of six to 30 years in prison, or a term of up to life if extended.

04/16/2014

Vicente Zambada Niebla, aka "El Vicentillo", one of the leaders of the Sinaloa drug cartel, led by fugitive Joaquin Loera, aka "El Chapo", is taken under custody to be presented to the press at the attorney general's office in Mexico City March 19, 2009. Zambada Niebla was arrested by army and police personnel. (Photo credit: LUIS ACOSTA/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Mexican Drug Cartel Member Cooperating With Feds

Jesus Vicente Zambada-Niebla’s secret plea deal was unsealed by U.S. District Judge Ruben Castillo and presents a major breakthrough in the government’s battle against the world’s most powerful cartel

04/10/2014

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Former Daley Aide Pleads Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee — a 65-year-old Chinatown community leader who for years was an aide to former Mayor Richard M. Daley — admitted in court Tuesday that he cashed more than 150 large charity checks at a Chinatown restaurant then kept part of the money for himself.

04/08/2014

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Former Daley Aide To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Charity

Gene Lee—an aide to Daley for years and a leader of Chicago’s Chinatown community—will admit he took at least $5,000 from a charity, spent it on himself, then failed to pay taxes on it, his attorney, Anthony Masciopinto, said.

04/07/2014

Andre Alejandro (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Gang Member Gets 40 Years For Killing Boy At Uptown Pizzeria

Andre Alejandro, 25, pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder before Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer, according to court records.

04/04/2014

Terrance O'Brien (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 24 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

03/21/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11

Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.

03/21/2014

Jason Logsdon was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 hair salon robberies. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

“Bad Hair Bandit” Sentenced To 14 Years For 11 Salon Robberies

Jason Logsdon, 42, of Chicago, robbed 11 salons between Dec. 26, 2012, and Jan. 23, 2013, using a BB gun that looked like a revolver.

03/19/2014

Hector Mauricio (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing WWII Vet To Be Resentenced

The man convicted of stabbing 83-year-old Roscoe Ebey to death in 2007 will be resentenced, after appellate court judges ruled that a Kane County judge placed too much emphasis on Ebey’s character when considering the man’s sentence

03/19/2014

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Teen Mom Gets 8 1/2 Years In Prison For Injuring Baby

A 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July

03/06/2014

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Reputed Guzman Lieutenant To Plead Guilty

A reputed lieutenant of recently captured drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has indicated during a federal court hearing in Chicago that he intends to plead guilty in a $1 billion trafficking conspiracy that also allegedly involved his boss.

02/26/2014

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