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.
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.
CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson takes a poll of commuters about the former governor of Illinois.
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.
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.
Prosecutors say a serial drunken driver was knocking on the prison door to get in. Now, a judge is sending him there.
An Oswego man has been sentenced to life in prison for the horrifying murders of his wife and children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez will dismiss criminal charges against a Chicago man in a 17-year-old murder case.
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.
Fear over Guantanamo inmates coming inland is holding up the sale of the state prison at Thomson.
Eight of the state’s more volatile criminals were moved Thursday from the Tamms Superman prison downstate.
A south suburban man was sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday for a 2008 attack that left his former girlfriend dead and her boyfriend paralyzed.
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is not happy with his work assignment at the Colorado prison where he’s serving a 14-year term for corruption.
Angry reaction is erupting from Gov. Pat Quinn’s order to close down several Illinois prisons, including the women’s correctional center in Dwight.
In a Facebook posting on Monday, Patti Blagojevich said she and the children were “so happy” to see the former governor.