A north suburban Waukegan man took a plea deal that kept him out of prison for an incident in which he took a needle and thread to his son’s buttocks.
A Metra passenger has been ordered to perform community service for spraying a conductor with dog repellent a train station in Wheaton last fall.
A day after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich reports to prison to begin his 14-year sentence on corruption charges next week, his former chief of staff will be in front of a federal judge, making his plea for leniency for his role in the Blagojevich case.
A Naperville man is sentenced to three years probation and must register for life as a sex offender after being convicted of possessing child pornography on his home computer.
Ex-Waukegan basketball star Jereme Richmond was sentenced to probation for illegally transporting a .40-caliber Smith and Wesson handgun as part of a plea deal accepted Monday.
A judge in DuPage County has giving a well-known suburban squatter a choice; get a job or face jail time.
One of three teens charged with a hate crime for making derogatory statements and threatening a man near Millennium Park last summer was sentenced to two years’ probation on Wednesday.
NFL football player Adam “Pacman” Jones might face up to a year in jail in Nevada for violating a probation stay-out-of-trouble order following his weekend arrest in Cincinnati, the top prosecutor in Las Vegas said Monday.
A Joliet man is catching a major break, with a sentence of only probation for a child porn stash that includes a photo of a girl who appears to be in tears.
Suspended Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd has been sentenced to a year of probation and can’t drive for 90 days after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge.
The owner of a local medical testing lab was due in court on Thursday to face potential contempt charges for refusing to provide more detailed results of random drug tests on convicted criminals.
Two pre-teen boys have been sentenced to probation for throwing bricks at the home of an elderly South Side woman, who in turn shot and wounded one of them in the shoulder.
A former school bus driver who admitted to being drunk when she drove students finds out Wednesday if she is going to prison.
A 69-year-old south suburban man has been sentenced to four years’ probation, after he shot and killed his neighbor for letting a dog urinate on his lawn.
The Portage, Ind. man who admitted to fatally striking a 9-year-old girl with his pickup in February 2009 will not serve any prison time.