Observers say the stiff sentence given to disgraced ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Wednesday was warranted, but some doubted whether it will deter corrupt office-holders.
CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson feels terrible for members of Rod Blagojevich’s family as they await the details of what is expected to be a long prison term for the former governor.
Federal prosecutors intend to ask a federal judge to sentence former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a 15- to 20-year prison term. But defense attorneys are seeking a much lighter sentence, arguing Blagojevich never profited from the crimes on which he was convicted and caused no public harm.
A convicted murderer who argued his sentence was too light has won his fight for a new trial.
Narcisco Gatica gunned down Francisco Valencia, 21, and injured Valencia’s friend after he and others were asked to leave a Halloween party two years ago.
A South Side man sentenced to 70 years in prison for killing a teenage girl on a CTA bus apologized in court Thursday, claiming the death was “an accident.”
A former Bartlett man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, convicted in a child pornography ring that included the sexual abuse of a baby for a live audience.
Former East Chicago, Ind., Mayor George Pabey is going off to prison next month.
A former Villa Park man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, after police found thousands of child pornography images in his home.