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Joshua Miner (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Alleged Mastermind Of Grisly Joliet Murders Gets Life Sentence

Joshua Miner was not surprised by his murder conviction, his attorney said at the time. Miner shouldn’t be surprised by his sentence, either. Miner, 26, was convicted of the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Miner faced mandatory life sentence under Illinois law and on Wednesday that is what he received

11/12/2014

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New DNA Tests OK’d In Murder Of Former Bears Player’s Girlfriend

Serving a double life sentence for killing the pregnant girlfriend of ex-Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle, Marni Yang is hoping new DNA tests will pave the way for her exoneration, the News-Sun is reporting.

09/11/2014

Alisha Bromfield. (Credit: alishaandavabromfield.com)

Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door County

Brian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister’s wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield’s baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield’s boss.

07/25/2014

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Court Allows New Sentencing For 100 Convicted Killers

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.

03/20/2014

Robin Johnson. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Woman Gets Life In Prison For Killing Cop In 2008

A 50-year-old woman convicted of killing a Chicago Police officer with his own gun during a disturbance on a CTA bus will spend the rest of her life in prison.

02/05/2014

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing Griffith Woman

A Gary, Ind., man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2011 murder and sexual assault of a Griffith, Ind., woman who gave a stranger a ride home from a restaurant.

11/26/2013

James Ealy

Ealy Gets Life In Prison For Killing Burger King Manager

James Ealy strangled Mary Hutchinson, a 45-year-old wife and mother, after forcing her to open the safe as she was preparing to open the former Burger King store in Lindenhurst.

10/09/2013

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Man Gets Life Sentence For 2004 Double Homicide

Zion resident Marcus Brown received a sentence of natural life in prison Monday for the 2004 double homicide of two North Chicago residents, including one who lingered in a paralyzed state for five years prior to her death.

07/30/2013

Anthony Triplett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Ex-Cable Guy Gets Life In Prison For Murder, Rape

Anthony Triplett wore a cable repairman’s uniform and carried a tool kit when he came to his victim’s home, but those “trappings” cloaked a diabolical intent, a fuming Cook County judge said Friday in handing down a life term for the convicted murderer.

07/19/2013

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Bank Robber Gets Life Sentence For Murdering Teller

A bank robber who murdered a teller during a botched heist on the South Side nearly six years ago has been sentenced to life in prison by a judge who called his case “a horrific tragedy.”

04/03/2013

Nicholas Sheley

Man Accused In 8 Deaths Gets 2nd Life Sentence

An Illinois man accused of killing eight people from two states during a 2008 spree was given a second life sentence Wednesday, this time in the death of a 93-year-old man.

01/16/2013

Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, was charged with kidnapping and murder in the 1957 slaying of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph in Sycamore, Ill. (Photo credit: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Jack McCullough Sentenced To Life In Prison For 1957 Murder

A man found guilty of murdering a 7-year-old in Sycamore in 1957 was sentenced to life in prison on Monday.

12/10/2012

James Amison, 40, has been sentenced to five life terms in prison -- three to be served consecutively -- for the murders of his wife, father and ex-girlfriend. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Five Life Sentences For Killing Of Father, Wife And Ex-Girlfriend

A South Side man convicted of murdering his wife, father and ex-girlfriend in a bloody crime spree that spanned from Steger to Maywood to Chicago was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday.

08/29/2012

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Naperville Man Could Get Life For Molesting Girls Who Lost Mother To Murder

A Naperville man could be sentenced to life in prison after his conviction for sexually assaulting two young sisters who were sent to live with him after their mother was murdered.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

William Balfour, 30, is on trial for allegedly killing three members of Jennifer Hudson's family in 2008. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

3 Consecutive Life Sentences For Balfour In Hudson Family Murders

William Balfour, the man convicted of murdering three members of singer-actress Jennifer Hudson’s family, has been sentenced to three consecutive life terms in prison.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

Lamar Cooper is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Chicago Police Officer Nathaniel Taylor in September 2008. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Drug Dealer Gets Life In Prison For Killing Chicago Cop

An admitted drug dealer has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a plainclothes Chicago police officer who was attempting to execute a search warrant at the defendant’s home four years ago.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2012

Charles Lawson, 31, was sentenced to life in prison for home invasion and aggravated kidnapping, for allegedly terrorizing an Oak Forest family in 2006 because he mistakenly thought they had drugs and money in their home. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Life Sentence For Man Who Terrorized Oak Forest Family

A convicted felon was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for his role in a 2006 home invasion in which the homeowner and his family were terrorized at gunpoint by offenders who mistakenly believed there were drugs and money stashed in the house.

11/22/2011

Gary Schuning was convicted of killing his mother and an escort he called after his mother's murder. He was sentenced to life in prison. (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff's Office)

Life Sentence For Man Convicted Of Killing Mom, Escort

An Addison man has been sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his mother to death before hiring an escort and killing her when she found the knife used in his mother’s murder.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

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Life Sentence For Woman Who Set Deadly Fire

A woman received a life prison sentence Thursday for setting a 2006 fire that killed a mother and her 6-year-old daughter in Cicero.

12/23/2010