Adolfo Davis sits in a courtroom at the at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his resentencing hearing in April 2015. (Credit: CBS)

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life

A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.


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Judge Weighs New Sentence For Man Locked Up For Life At 14

A Chicago man who has spent 24 years of a life sentence for his role in a double murder was getting another day in court on Monday, for a chance at a reduced sentence.



Student Charged In Wake Of Shotgun Shell Being Found At Hinsdale Central

The student, who lives in unincorporated Clarendon Hills, faces one count of possession of ammunition, a misdemeanor that will be petitioned through the juvenile court system, according to Hinsdale police.



Suspect In Attack On Mayor’s Son Had Past Scrapes With The Law

The suspect was 17 in December, when the assault against the mayor’s son, Zach, took place. He benefits from a change in state law.


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Ill. High Court Ruling Could Mean Early Release For Prisoners Convicted As Juveniles

The 16-page opinion stemmed from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 decision that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, and said it must be applied retroactively in Illinois.


Alexa Rubin (Kane County Sheriff's Dept.)

Prosecutors: Youth Center Worker Had Sex With Detainee

A west suburban woman had three sexual encounters with a male juvenile who was in custody at the Illinois Youth Center where she worked as a contractor, the Beacon-News is reporting.


A 7-year-old boy was shot on the porch of his West Garfield Park home on Aug. 18, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Teen Charged With Shooting 7-Year-Old In West Garfield Park

Tyvion Jackson was shot in the arm around 9 p.m. Sunday, after walking home from a family picnic.


Rasheed Hinton (Credit: Chicago Police)

Two Teens Charged In South Chicago Robberies, Rapes

Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a pair of robberies and sexual assaults in the South Chicago neighborhood over the weekend.


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Teen Charged After Hot Sauce Prank At Highland Park High School

A Highland Park High School student who admitted to spiking marinara sauce in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with five counts of misdemeanor battery.


Lemont police search Oakwood Elementary School after a bomb threat was found written on a wall. (Credit: CBS)

Student Charged With Writing Bomb Threat On School In Lemont

A Lemont middle school student who admitted to writing a bomb threat on a wall at Oakwood School will be charged as a juvenile, police said Tuesday, and her actions could result in expulsion and having to make restitution, according to the school’s student handbook.


Douglas J. Carlson (McHenry County Sheriff's Dept.)

Police: Man Pressured Juvenile To Send Explict Photos

Douglas J. Carlson, 43, of the 4400 block of Beech Street in Island Lake, was charged with felony counts of intimidation and harmful material, according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office. He was ordered held on a $30,000 bond.


Terrance Wright (Source: Family photo)

Boy, 14, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of High School Senior

A 14-year-old boy is being held by juvenile authorities after being charged with the fatal shooting of a man in the South Side South Deering neighborhood earlier this month.


Porter Cross, a World War II veteran, was beaten and robbed on his way home from buying Lottery tickets in the West Englewood neighborhood on July 30, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

87-Year Old World War II Veteran Robbed, Beaten

Three people, including two teenagers, have been charged with attacking and robbing an elderly World War II veteran Monday in the West Englewood neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012


Parole Violator Jumps From Balcony, Fails To Escape Police

A parole violator made dramatic leap from a balcony in Naperville in an attempt to escape police, but his plan didn’t work.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2012

George E. Sabie, 55, of Shorewood was found guilty in October of criminal sexual assault, custodial sexual misconduct and official misconduct. (Photo by Will County Sheriff's Office)

Juvenile Center Employee Gets Six Years For Sexually Assaulting Inmate

A southwest suburban man convicted of offering to pay an inmate at a juvenile detention center to give him oral sex was sentenced to six years in prison Tuesday.


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12-Year-Old Suspect Charged In Plainfield Arsons

A 12-year-old boy stands charged with setting a rash of fires in Plainfield, which destroyed five cars and a home within weeks.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Bald Eagle Shot In North Central Illinois

A juvenile bald eagle was on the mend Wednesday after being shot in north central Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

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Illinois Ranked Fourth Worst State For Juvenile Obesity

The Land of Lincoln is becoming the land of the large.

WBBM Newsradio–07/07/2011

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Teen Shoplifting Mobs On The Rise On Michigan Avenue

Here in Chicago, shoplifting arrests of juveniles have jumped in the police district that includes the Magnificent Mile — even though retail-theft arrests as a whole have fallen slightly.


Derrion Albert (CBS Local)

Maximum Sentence For Juvenile In Derrion Albert Case

A 15-year-old boy convicted in the beating death of Fenger High School student Derrion Albert was sentenced to a juvenile detention center until he turns 21, the maximum sentence for a juvenile.