Girl To Be Sentenced As Juvenile If Convicted Of Killing De'Kayla DansberryAssociate Judge Stuart Paul Katz cited the girl’s age at the time of the murder, 13, as well as her good grades, when denying the prosecution’s motion for an extended juvenile jurisdiction, which would make the minor subject to an adult sentence if she failed to complete her juvenile sentence satisfactorily.
Teen Guilty Of Robbing Rahm's Son Won't Be Tried For Lying To CopsA teen who pleaded guilty in juvenile court to robbing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son won’t stand trial on an additional charge that he lied to Chicago Police about his identity.
Preckwinkle Wants To Stop Automatically Sending Juveniles To Adult CourtIllinois judges used to decide whether a young suspect was tried as an adult or a juvenile. Preckwinkle wants to undo a 1982 change in state law which makes transfers for some felony charges automatic – for example, in cases of rape or murder.
Rules Agreed To For Juvenile Detention HearingsIllinois will implement new rules to help ensure the due-process rights of juveniles in a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit that alleged hundreds of children on parole are illegally detained each year, according to recent federal court filings.
Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest By Illinois LawAn Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.
Two Gage Park High Students Charged With Sexual Abuse Of ClassmateThe boys, 15 and 16, touched the girl’s breasts, buttocks and tired to slip their hands into her pants, police said.
Bed Bugs Found At Cook County Juvenile Court ComplexBed bugs at the Cook County Juvenile Courthouse have prompted officials to bring in the exterminators.
Boy, 13, Shot By Police Charged With Assaulting OfficerA 13-year-old boy shot by police last week will appear for a court hearing Aug. 15 after being charged with allegedly assaulting a police officer.
Boy Convicted In Derrion Albert Murder TrialA 15-year-old boy has been convicted of murder charges in Juvenile Court in the beating death of Fenger High School honor student Derrion Albert.