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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tyvion Jackson was shot in the arm around 9 p.m. Sunday, after walking home from a family picnic.
Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with a pair of robberies and sexual assaults in the South Chicago neighborhood over the weekend.
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.
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, 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.
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.
Three people, including two teenagers, have been charged with attacking and robbing an elderly World War II veteran Monday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
A parole violator made dramatic leap from a balcony in Naperville in an attempt to escape police, but his plan didn’t work.
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.
A 12-year-old boy stands charged with setting a rash of fires in Plainfield, which destroyed five cars and a home within weeks.
A juvenile bald eagle was on the mend Wednesday after being shot in north central Illinois.
The Land of Lincoln is becoming the land of the large.
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.
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.