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Alexander Vargas (Photo from Post-Tribune)

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

Before his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.

11/08/2013

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Chicago Man Gets 12 Years For Selling Heroin In Porter County

Andrew Loggin, 34, originally faced 20 to 50 years in prison on each of two felony charges of drug dealing, until his Aug. 27 plea to a lesser felony charge.

11/08/2013

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Contractor Who Hid Daley Relatives’ Stake In City Sewer Deal Gets 17 Months In Prison

Anthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.

10/31/2013

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Ex-Manager Gets 6 Years For Stealing More Than $2M From Chemical Firm

Kathleen Barth also was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to Kraft Chemical Corporation after she pleaded guilty to theft.

10/30/2013

Jawaun Woods, suspect in South Shore train station stabbing. (Credit: Police provided photo)

Homeless Man Gets 20 Years For Knife Attack At East Chicago Train Station

Jawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.

10/25/2013

Depree Mims (Supplied to CBS)

Boy Admits Role In Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old

Matthew Knight, 16, faces up to 13 years for his role in the March 27 killing of Depree Mims, who was shot in the head while he was getting ready to watch a movie with his family.

10/24/2013

Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty To Escape From Loop Jail

Kenneth Conley changed his plea in U.S. District Court Monday after negotiating a plea agreement with prosecutors.

10/21/2013

Kristin Miks, 32, is charged with sexual assault and sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 17. (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Former School Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Sex With Minor Girl

A former Woodland School bus driver was sentenced to extensive probation Thursday in a negotiated guilty plea to the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old girl.

10/18/2013

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Former Alderman Pleads Guilty In Third Corruption Case

Former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano pleaded guilty Tuesday to wire fraud, and prosecutors want to send him to prison for about 20 years.

09/24/2013

Ty Warner, creator of Beanie Babies toys.(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Beanie Baby Founder To Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion

Millionaire businessman Ty Warner, the creator of Beanie Babies, has agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion charges, federal prosecutors said.

09/18/2013

Bryan Tyman, 45, plead guilty to sending a sexually explicit photo to a teen. (Porter County Sheriff's Dept.)

Teacher Seeks Plea Deal For Allegedly Sexting With Students

A former middle school teacher changes his plea to guilty, hoping to receive six years probation for sexting with students.

09/04/2013

Brett Degler (Credit: Waukegan Police)

Teen Gets 6 Years For Molesting Kids At Mom’s Daycare

A jury trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 19 and, if convicted, Brett Degler could have faced up to 60 years in prison.

08/22/2013

Antinette “Toni” Keller (Photo From Facebook)

Convicted Killer Seeks To Withdraw Plea In NIU Student’s Murder

It might be two weeks before a DeKalb County judge rules whether the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller can change that plea.

08/21/2013

Alejandro Flores, a former priest and convicted pedophile, was taken into custody by federal agents after his release from prison on Aug. 5, 2013. He was deported to Bolivia the next day. (Photo from U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement)

Convicted Pedophile Priest Deported To Bolivia

In 2004, Alejandro Flores, a priest in the Diocese of Joliet, befriended a then-7-year-old boy while a seminarian at St. Mary’s Church in West Chicago, and had repeated sexual contact with him over a five-year period.

08/07/2013

Tatiana Meakens (Chicago Police Department)

Mom Gets 5 Years In Prison For Leaving Toddlers Alone Before Fire

Tatiana Meakens pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and Judge Diane Cannon sentenced her to five years in prison.

08/01/2013

Former Illinois state Rep. Constance Howard (Credit: ilga.gov)

Former State Rep. Howard To Plead Guilty To Mail Fraud

A former Illinois lawmaker was expected to plead guilty Wednesday to allegedly spending thousands of dollars in scholarship money raised through a golf charity on herself and her political campaigns.

07/24/2013

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Ex-Commissioner Moreno Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges

Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno has pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges, for allegedly taking kickbacks to direct business to county hospitals, and for backing a waste transfer station in Cicero.

07/01/2013

Jon Erik Lilly (Credit: Hammond Police)

Former Hammond Teacher’s Guilty Plea To Go Through

The new agreement says that in exchange for Lilly pleading guilty to two counts of possessing child pornography, federal attorneys will recommend that he serve 12 years in prison.

06/18/2013

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Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Pleads Guilty

Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Regina Evans pleaded guilty Monday to fraud and money laundering charges related to the misuse of a $1.25 million state grant to a non-profit organization she ran with her husband, Ronald Evans Jr.

06/18/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (right) arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for their first appearance on charges connected to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Recommend Prison For Both Jacksons, But Not At Same Time

Federal prosecutors have recommended former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison, and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, get 18 months behind bars, though they also suggested a judge should not send them both to prison at the same time.

06/07/2013

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