Ali Ata

4 Years Probation For Ex-State Official Who Testified Against Blago

Ali Ata, one of the last figures to be sentenced after being ensnared by the investigation that sent former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison, won’t have to serve a day in prison.


Baseball Brawl

Probation For High School Baseball Teams, Coaches After Brawl

The Illinois High School Association has put the St. Rita and St. Laurence baseball programs, and their head coaches, on probation through the end of next season because of an ugly brawl last week.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012


Man Takes Plea Deal After Sewing Son’s Buttocks

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.


Latoya Moore has been sentenced to 80 hours of community service and 18 months of probation for spraying a Metra conductor with a pepper-based dog repellent. (Credit: Wheaton Police)

Woman Gets Community Service, Probation For Pepper Spraying Metra Conductor

A Metra passenger has been ordered to perform community service for spraying a conductor with dog repellent a train station in Wheaton last fall.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Seeking Probation At Sentencing

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.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Computer Generic (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Naperville Man Gets Probation For Possessing Child Pornography

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.


Jereme Richmond, 19, a former north suburban and University of Illinois basketball player, is facing charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, battery, possession of a firearm and assault.

Jereme Richmond Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge, Gets Probation

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.



Judge To Homeless Protester: Get A Job Or Go To Jail

A judge in DuPage County has giving a well-known suburban squatter a choice; get a job or face jail time.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2011

Mack Heard (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Teen Charged With Hate Crime Gets Probation, Community Service

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.


Adam Jones

Pacman’s Ohio Arrest Could Lead To Jail Time In Nevada

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.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011


Man Gets Probation For Child Porn Stash

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.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Michael Floyd

ND’s Floyd Sentenced To One Year Probation After DUI

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.

CBS Chicago–06/29/2011

Warren Cooper

Man Risking Jail Over Drug Testing Data

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.

CBS 2–02/09/2011

Margaret Matthews

Boys Get Probation For Throwing Bricks At Woman’s Home

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.

CBS Chicago–01/26/2011

Betty Burden

Probation For Drunken School Bus Driver

A former school bus driver who admitted to being drunk when she drove students finds out Wednesday if she is going to prison.


Charles Clements

Man Gets Probation For Killing Over Dog Urine

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.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2010


Driver Gets Probation In Death Of 9-Year-Old

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.