Renato Velasquez had allegedly been working 27 hours straight prior to the chain-reaction crash.
Lawrence Myers on Monday was also found guilty of aggravated arson for hiring his building manager to set fire to a Cicero building to collect insurance money. The victims ranged in ages 20 years to a 3-day-old infant.
Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.
Carly Rousso, 19, was charged in the death of 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento. Prosecutors say she huffed an aerosol can of keyboard cleaner on Labor Day 2012, before plowing her parents’ Lexus into the Sacramento family on a sidewalk in Highland Park.
A Skokie woman charged with DUI in the crash that claimed the life of an 8-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to all charges.
A federal jury has found Robert Maday guilty of multiple charges–including bank robbery, escaping custody and a 27-hour crime spree.
A repeat drunken driver who has spent time in prison for a DUI crash that killed a Lockport girl has been found guilty of another DUI charge.
A man who attempted to plant a bomb near Wrigley Field pleaded guilty on Monday and will face 20 to 30 years in prison.
A former teacher at a northwest suburban Christian school has pleaded guilty to fondling himself during class.
Ex-Waukegan basketball star Jereme Richmond was sentenced to probation for illegally transporting a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun as part of a plea deal accepted Monday.
The glare of the sun off passing motorcycles caused Alia Bernard to reach for her sunglasses on the May 2009 morning when she caused a chain-reaction crash that killed a west suburban couple.
A Wilmette man has been convicted and sentenced to prison for the beating death of his aunt on Christmas Day.
A jury has found a man guilty in the murder of University of Chicago graduate student Amadou Cisse, who was gunned down just blocks from campus four years ago.
Nineteen-year-old Ryan Ricco, who allegedly threatened to blow up two schools last year on Facebook, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and will spend a year on court supervision.
After more than two years of publicly denouncing the charges against him at every turn, a “stunned” Rod Blagojevich left federal count a convicted felon.
A Chicago man has been found guilty of attempted murder for shooting a southwest suburban man four times while the victim was standing in his driveway in 2008.
A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man inside the Lois Place apartment complex in 2009.
A Winnetka lawyer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion – admitting he set up illegal tax shelters for clients.
A Minnesota man who forced his wife to work as a prostitute in several states, including Illinois, will spend two years in prison after pleaded guilty to pandering on Monday.