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Blagojevich Leaves

Blagojevich Approaches First Year Behind Bars

At last report from his attorneys, Blagojevich was about to begin working in the prison library last November, after starting out washing dishes like any other new inmate.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

Drew Peterson's state prison mugshot (Illinois Department of Corrections)

Drew Peterson Transferred To State Prison In Southern Illinois

The Illinois Department of Corrections confirms Peterson, 59, arrived Thursday at Menard Correctional Center near Chester, Ill.

02/28/2013

Nicole Harris. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Mom Released From Prison After Appeals Court Tosses Conviction

A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.

02/25/2013

Drew Peterson (Credit: Will County Jail)

Drew Peterson Moved To State Prison In Pontiac To Begin Sentence

Less than a day after declaring his innocence at the top of his lungs during his sentencing hearing, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson was transferred from the Will County Jail to a state prison in Pontiac to begin serving his 38-year sentence for murder.

02/22/2013

Court Generic

Man Who Stole Car Using BB Gun Gets 12 Years

A man who used a BB gun to steal a restaurant employee’s car last summer in southwest suburban Orland Park has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

02/11/2013

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson Jr. Has Signed ‘Blind Plea’ Deal With Feds

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors, a deal which calls for him to plead guilty to misuse of campaign funds and let a federal judge determine whether he serves any time in prison, CBS 2 has learned.

02/07/2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Leave George Ryan Be

CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson takes a poll of commuters about the former governor of Illinois.

01/31/2013

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)

Former George Ryan Aide Wants To Have Lunch With Ex-Gov

As he prepares to leave prison tomorrow for a Chicago halfway house, former Governor George Ryan is getting some unsolicited advice from a man who was once one of his top advisers.

01/29/2013

Tahawwur Rana (Credit: CBS)

Chicagoan Gets 14 Years For Part In Terror Plots

A Chicago businessman who provided support to a Pakistani terror group and backed a plot to kill staff of a Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammed has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

01/17/2013

Glen Higginbotham (Credit: Will County)

Repeat DUI Offender Sent Back To Jail

Prosecutors say a serial drunken driver was knocking on the prison door to get in. Now, a judge is sending him there.

01/08/2013

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Christopher Vaughn Sentenced To Life In Prison For Family Murders

An Oswego man has been sentenced to life in prison for the horrifying murders of his wife and children.

11/27/2012

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)

Blagojevich To Start Working In Prison Library

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has headed from the kitchen to the library at the federal prison in suburban Denver, as he continues his 14-year sentence for corruption charges.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2012

Prison fence

Students Allowed To Tour State Prison, While Reporters Banned

Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration is defending its decision allowing community college students to take an “educational” tour of one of the state’s maximum-security prison while at the same time continuing to bar reporters from such visits as a security risk.

10/24/2012

Prison fence

Former Youth Coach Going To Prison On Sex Charges

A former local youth soccer coach is heading to prison after pleading guilty Monday to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and one count of aggravated child pornography.

10/16/2012

Ambulance

Hobart Man Pleads Guilty In Death Of 3-Year-Old Boy

A Hobart man pleaded guilty on Wednesday just as his trial was winding down on charges stemming from the death of his ex-girlfriend’s three-year old son.

10/04/2012

Thad Sugay (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Naperville Man Gets 15 Years For Sex With Young Girl

A Naperville man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after admitting he had sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13.

09/28/2012

Alprentiss Nash. (Credit: Department Of Corrections)

Prosecutors Dropping Murder Charges Against Man Jailed For 17 Years

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will dismiss criminal charges against a Chicago man in a 17-year-old murder case.

08/30/2012

Two rocks of crystal meth (Credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Prison Officers Across Indiana Arrested On Meth Charges

A federal indictment says 40 people are facing charges in connection to a methamphetamine ring that was run from an Indiana prison with the help of corrections officers.

08/22/2012

Thomson Prison

Fear Of Guantanamo Inmates Coming Inland Holds Up Thomson Prison Sale

Fear over Guantanamo inmates coming inland is holding up the sale of the state prison at Thomson.

08/06/2012

John Spires

8 Volatile Criminals Moved As Tamms Supermax Prison Prepares To Close

Eight of the state’s more volatile criminals were moved Thursday from the Tamms Superman prison downstate.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

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