An 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.
Requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders impairs rehabilitation efforts for a crime that very few of them ever commit again, according to a study released Tuesday.
All 100 convicts were under the age of 18 at the time of their crimes, and some were accomplices who weren’t directly involved in killing the victim in their case, but they all received mandatory life sentences.
The five are charged with two shootings moments apart late Tuesday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Five suspects – including three juveniles – face charges, following three separate robberies on Saturday, two of them at the Air & Water Show.
Gov. Quinn has signed a law that will allow school officials and law enforcement authorities to share juvenile criminal records on a limited basis.
About 20 juveniles and four adults were arrested after police responded to reports of people being pushed in the Gold Coast Saturday.
Police in Riverside late Monday shut down an underage drinking party that attracted dozens of teens from across the western suburbs.
Sources say at least 28 people were arrested overnight for a series of violent attacks across the city, including 11 arrested for beating a man leaving the July 4th fireworks at Navy Pier.
Police in west suburban Villa park have issued a community alert after two men allegedly robbed two juveniles and tried to sexually assault them as the victims were walking home from McDonald’s.
Two days after warning the public about the theft of electronic devices on Green Line trains, police arrested four suspects Thursday, the youngest being a 10-year-old boy.
Two 15-year-old boys now face charges after a police shooting on the city’s West Side.