Prison Sentence

Richard L. Lyons is suspected of killing his 9-year-old daughter. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Richard Lyons Sentenced To 60 Years For Slaying Daughter, Mya, In 2008

A father convicted of killing his young daughter was sentenced to 60 years in prison on Friday


Tim Tkachik

Indiana Appeals Court Upholds Sentence In Toddler’s Death

Timothy Tkachik, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to two Class A felony counts of neglect of a dependent, had argued in his appeal that the judge who sentenced him to 40 years failed to consider several mitigating factors.


Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Former Alderman Gets 10.5 Years For Bribe Scheme

Disgraced former Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano was sentenced to 10½ years in prison Friday by a federal judge who called the serially corrupt Southwest Side politician a “cynical” operator who followed the city’s unofficial motto, “Where’s mine?”


Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., ahead of their sentencing hearing on Aug. 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Jacksons To Sell D.C. Home To Help Pay Fine; Asset Auction Canceled

Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will serve his prison sentence at a facility in North Carolina and has already paid a significant portion of his $750,000 fine.


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Man Sentenced To 12 Years For Raping Wife In Front Of Son

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping his estranged wife in a vehicle in Carol Stream while the couple’s 3-year-old son was in the car with them.


Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. (left) and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson (right) arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., for their first appearance on charges connected to misuse of $750,000 in campaign funds. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Recommend Prison For Both Jacksons, But Not At Same Time

Federal prosecutors have recommended former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. be sentenced to four years in prison, and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, get 18 months behind bars, though they also suggested a judge should not send them both to prison at the same time.


Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller Serving Time In Minnesota Prison

The convicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who stole tens of million of dollars in city money, has arrived at her final prison destination.


James Wesolaski, 51, has received a prison sentence for beating and choking his small dog. (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Man Sentenced To Prison For Beating, Choking Small Dog

James Wesolaski admitted he had struck the animal, a Lhasa Apso named Teddy, after becoming angry when the dog bit him and escaped from his home.


John Pallohusky, the former head of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association, has pleaded guilty to a charge of theft for embezzling more than $1 million from the union. He’s been suspended without pay from the department since his 2009 arrest. (Credit: Chicago Police Sergeants Association)

Cop Who Stole From Union Gets 12 Years

The former head of the Chicago Police Sergeants Association was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the union to fund a lavish lifestyle that prosecutors said included gambling trips, steak dinners and a down payment on a home, the Sun-Times is reporting.


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Former Insurance Magnate Mickey Segal Released From Prison

Former Near North Insurance magnate Mickey Segal, convicted of stealing approximately $30 million from his company, is now a free man.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Lon Monk, a longtime friend and former aide to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago for his sentencing hearing. He was sentenced to 2 years behind bars for helping Blagojevich try to squeeze a racetrack owner for $100,000 in campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich Pal Lon Monk Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

A longtime friend and former aide to Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the corruption scandal that took down the former governor.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

Patti Blagojevich (File Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Wife Complains About Sentence

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s wife has questioned her husband’s 14-year sentence compared with a ten-day term the same judge handed to an ex-Blagojevich aide.


Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich (center, blue sport coat) arrives at FCI Englewood, the federal prison in Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. (Credit: CBS)

Defense Attorney: ‘No Shock Or Surprise’ For Blago In Prison

Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer said the former governor’s first two weeks in prison have been about what Blagojevich expected.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Scott Fawell, former chief of staff for convicted Gov. George Ryan, discusses his time in prison on the day Ryan's successor, convicted Gov. Rod Blagojevich reported to prison. (Credit: CBS)

Fawell: First Day In Prison ‘Rude Awakening To Change In Life’

A “rude awakening to change in life.” That’s how Scott Fawell, who spent 4 ½ years in prison, describes the first hours former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will face now that he’s begun his 14-year prison sentence.

CBS 2–03/15/2012

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012, a day before reporting to prison. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Countdown To Prison Reaching Its Final Hours

In less than a day, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will trade his civilian clothes for a prison uniform and will be known by his prison number.

CBS 2–03/14/2012

Rod Blagojevich, standing with his wife Patti, speaks to reporters on March 14, 2012, in his final public statement before reporting to prison for his 14-year sentence on corruption charges on March 15. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich On Going To Prison: ‘Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Had To Do’

The day before he reports to prison to begin serving his 14-year sentence, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich said, “this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.”

CBS Chicago–03/14/2012

Secore J. King (Lake County Sheriff's Office Photo)

Man Gets 50 Years For Rape Of 89-Year-Old Woman

Her voice strong, the 90-year-old woman walked with a cane to the witness stand, where she described a harrowing rape that occurred last year.


The FCI Englewood federal prison in Littleton, Colo., is where former Gov. Rod Blagojevich will be serving his 14-year prison sentence. (Credit: CBS)

Former Prison Counselor To Blago: ‘Make The Best Of It’

In the final hours before he reports to prison, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is spending as much time as he can with his family.

CBS 2–03/13/2012

Then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich (R) and then-Congressman Rahm Emanuel at a 2004 press conference. (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Mayor: ‘My Thoughts Are With’ Blagojevich Family

As former Gov. Rod Blagojevich prepares to head to prison in three days to begin his 14-year sentence on corruption charges, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said his thoughts are with the Blagojevich family.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (L) addresses the media while wife Patti Blagojevich holds back tears at the Dirksen Federal Building after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich To Make Public Statement Before Going To Prison

Time is ticking away for deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is now spending his final week at his family’s home in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood before he must report for his 14-year prison term.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012