A defense filing this week said Elgin Democrat Keith Farnham intends to plead guilty in federal court in Chicago on Friday as part of a plea deal.
A former chief of staff to Ald. Howard Brookins pleaded guilty Thursday to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Plumber George Hunter — whose sewer business has received more than $1.8 million from Cicero taxpayers without a contract — hasn’t signed a plea deal with prosecutors. Instead, Hunter, 59, entered a “blind plea,” admitting his guilt on two counts of tax evasion without any formal agreement with prosecutors.
Gregg Steinnagel, 53, promised quick, large profits to Hester if he invested with a pal, then kept the cash for himself.
Judge Blanche Hill Fawell handed down the sentence Monday after 32-year-old Javier Rocha-Sosa of West Chicago pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.
Cassandra Feuerstein, who suffered nerve damage in her face in the March 2013 attack, was glad that Michael Hart was charged for the crime but thinks he got a “slap on the wrist,” said Torri Hamilton, a lawyer who is representing Feuerstein in a pending civil lawsuit.
A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
Three days after being re-elected, Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford will learn if he’ll have to spend time behind bars for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
Federal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Mason Johnson, 26, was charged in the March 23, 2013, stabbing death of his father Kenneth Johnson during a domestic dispute at the older man’s home in the 11400 block of South Rockwell, authorities said previously.
A Zion man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for murdering his former girlfriend’s 5-month-old baby last summer and disposing of his body in a garbage dumpster.
They made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.
Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, pleaded guilty two years ago to taking a 16-year-old girl across state lines for sex three times. A federal judge sentenced him to 12 years in prison, two years more than the 10-year sentence that federal attorneys had recommended as part of his plea deal.
John Euwema, 58, was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one Class 4 felony count of stalking and one count of interfering with the duty of a judicial officer for harassing Judge Kathryn Creswell.
A Cicero man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of his three-week-old daughter and trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend’s relatives has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Karsten Eilertsen, 19, entered a blind plea of guilty to two counts of aggravated DUI for the March 3, 2013, crash in Barrington Hills. His Chevrolet Suburban was traveling north on Route 59 about 3 p.m. when it sideswiped a southbound Toyota just south of Route 68, according to police.
A 26-year-old man has agreed to plead guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend’s infant son last summer and tossing the body in a Dumpster.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former comptroller, Amer Ahmad, has admitted in court in Pakistan that he forged documents to flee overseas. But he will not be getting a slap on the wrist anytime soon for making a fake Pakistani National Identity Card and birth certificate, an official in the South Asian country said.
Juan Garnica, 20, of Aurora, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating 18-year-old Abigail Villalpando of Aurora to death.
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.