Appeals Court Tosses Some Blagojevich Convictions, Vacates Prison SentenceA federal appeals court has thrown out some of the convictions against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, and tossed out his 14-year prison sentence.
Murder Convict Who Spurred 3-Day Manhunt Sentenced To 107 YearsOn April 1, Kamron Taylor escaped from the Jerome Combs Detention Center after attacking a guard who was making rounds.
Man Gets 40 Years After Admitting To String Of Robberies, Sex AssaultsVidal Rainey, 25, pleaded guilty to Monday to multiple charges including aggravated criminal sexual assault and armed robbery, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said.
Ex-Con Gets 160 Years For Murder Of Suburban TeenA jury in September found John Wilson Jr. guilty in the murder of Kelli O'Laughlin. Prosecutors said the 14-year-old Lyons Township High School freshman interrupted Wilson as he was burglarizing her Indian Head Park home.
Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Gets 5 Years In PrisonU.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough told Regina Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificient fraud.”
Teen Pleads Guilty Of Sexual Assault Posted On Facebook, Sentenced To 26 YearsScandale Fritz, 17, pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault and Judge Timothy Joyce sentenced him to 13 years on each count to be served consecutively, for a total of 26 years.
Mom Gets 20 Years For Concealing Boyfriend's Abuse Of SonNot only did Amy Pherigo look the other way as her boyfriend was beating her 4-year-old son severely, but she kept the boy inside and put make-up on him so others could not see the bruises, according to prosecutors.
Obama Commutes Illinois Prisoner's Life Sentence On Drug ChargesReynolds Wintersmith was a teenager at the time he was convicted for his role in a Rockford-based drug conspiracy, which included selling crack cocaine, and sentenced in 1994 to life in prison under then-mandatory federal guidelines.
McCarthy: Study Bolsters Call For Stiffer Firearms SentencesMayor Rahm Emanuel’s argument for stiffer firearms sentences is bolstered by a new study showing gun possession offenders placed on probation are more likely to get re-arrested for murder than other felons, his police superintendent says.
Durkin Supports Tougher Gun Penalties, But Warns Of CostThe new leader of Illinois House Republicans said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for tougher penalties for gun crimes could be a good thing, but also expensive.
Mom Gets 5 Years In Prison For Leaving Toddlers Alone Before FireTatiana Meakens pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and Judge Diane Cannon sentenced her to five years in prison.
Blagojevich Appeals Conviction, 14-Year SentenceLawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor's corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.