Renato Velasquez (Credit: Illinois State Police)

Trucker Convicted In I-88 Collision That Killed Tollway Worker

Renato Velasquez had allegedly been working 27 hours straight prior to the chain-reaction crash.


Seven people died in this Cicero apartment fire in February 2010. (CBS)

Cicero Landlord Convicted Of Murder In Fire Deaths

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.


Paris McGee, left; Toyious Taylor (Cook County Sheriff)

Two Defendants In Officer’s 2010 Shooting Death Found Guilty

Thomas Wortham IV was shot during a robbery attempt outside his father’s Chatham home.


Carly A. Rousso has been charged with running over and killing a 5-year-old girl in Highland Park on Labor Day. (Highland Park Police)

Teen Driver Found Guilty In ‘Huffing’ Crash That Killed Girl, 5

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.


Hanin Goma

Skokie Woman Pleads Guilty In DUI Crash That Killed Child

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.


Robert Maday (Photo Supplied To CBS)

Robert Maday Found Guilty In Crime Spree

A federal jury has found Robert Maday guilty of multiple charges–including bank robbery, escaping custody and a 27-hour crime spree.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2013

Glen Higginbotham (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Drunken Driver Who Was Jailed In Death Of Girl, Guilty Of DUI Again

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.


Sami Samir Hassoun

Man Pleads Guilty In Attempt To Set Off Bomb Near Wrigley Field

A man who attempted to plant a bomb near Wrigley Field pleaded guilty on Monday and will face 20 to 30 years in prison.


Paul LaDuke, 75, is charged with masturbating in class while teaching at Schaumburg Christian School on Nov. 11, 2011. (Credit: Schaumburg Police)

Teacher Admits To Fondling Himself In Class

A former teacher at a northwest suburban Christian school has pleaded guilty to fondling himself during class.


Jereme Richmond, 19, a former north suburban and University of Illinois basketball player, is facing charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, battery, possession of a firearm and assault.

Jereme Richmond Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Gets Probation

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.


Alia Bernard (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Aurora Woman Pleads Guilty In Crash That Killed Two

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.


Anthony Rapoport

Wilmette Man Pleads Guilty To Christmas Day Murder Of Aunt

A Wilmette man has been convicted and sentenced to prison for the beating death of his aunt on Christmas Day.


Amadou Cisse

Gunman Guilty In U Of C Ph.D. Student’s Murder

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.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

Ryan Ricco (Sun-Times Media Wire)

Former Student Accused Of School Bomb Threat Pleads Guilty To Lesser Charge

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.


Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaves court after his corruption conviction. (CBS)

Blagojevich: ‘Frankly, I Am Stunned’

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.


Court Case Graphic

Chicago Man Guilty Of Attempted Murder For 2008 Shooting

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.


Pedro Sanchez (Photo Credit: Joliet Police)

Man Convicted Of 2009 Lois Place Murder

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.


U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Winnekta Lawyer Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud

A Winnetka lawyer has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion – admitting he set up illegal tax shelters for clients.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2010

Clinton Danner

Minnesota Man Gets 2 Years For ‘Pimping’ Wife

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.