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Lawrence Myers (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Landlord Gets Life In Prison For Arson Fire That Killed 7

Lawrence Myers, 64, was previously convicted of seven counts of first-degree murder in connection with the fire on Feb. 14, 2010, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

12/17/2014

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Two Men Get 95 Years Each For 2012 Murder

Two south suburban men have each been sentenced to 95 years in prison in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old man mistakenly thought to be involved in an earlier fight with one of the men.

12/15/2014

Steve Manning, now known as Steve Mandell, in 2005. (CBS File Photo)

Ex-Cop Gets Life, Plus Five Years, In Gruesome Kidnap-Torture-Murder Plot

A twisted murder plot by a former Chicago police officer ended Thursday with Steve Mandell sentenced to life in prison, plus five years.

12/11/2014

Javier Rocha-Sosa (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Man Gets 30 Years For Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl

Judge Blanche Hill Fawell handed down the sentence Monday after 32-year-old Javier Rocha-Sosa of West Chicago pleaded guilty to two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office.

11/18/2014

Cinque Lee (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 14 Years For Killing CPS Basketball Star

As their friends argued over the necklace earlier in the day, Cinque Lee offered one of those sparring a gun. Later that evening, 22-year-old Michael Haynes told Lee he was wrong to take out a gun since they were all friends. Haynes ended up punching Lee, which prompted him to shoot Haynes four to five times

11/14/2014

Cassandra Feuerstein slams into a bench after video tape showed her being thrown into a jail cell. (CBS)

Former Skokie Cop Gets Probation For Shoving Woman In Cell

Cassandra Feuerstein, who suffered nerve damage in her face in the March 2013 attack, was glad that Michael Hart was charged for the crime but thinks he got a “slap on the wrist,” said Torri Hamilton, a lawyer who is representing Feuerstein in a pending civil lawsuit.

11/13/2014

Christopher Colin (Booking Photo)

Judge Upholds Sentence For Convicted Waukegan Rapist

A defense attorney tried unsuccessfully Thursday to convince a Lake County judge to reduce the sentence given to a Zion man convicted of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman at a Waukegan party last December.

10/31/2014

Mason Johnson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 20 Years For Stabbing Father To Death

Mason Johnson, 26, was charged in the March 23, 2013, stabbing death of his father Kenneth Johnson during a domestic dispute at the older man’s home in the 11400 block of South Rockwell, authorities said previously.

09/11/2014

Demetrius Jackson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Killing Man Who Intervened In Fight

Demetrius Jackson, 34, was found guilty of first-degree murder on June 16 following a bench trial, according to court records.

09/11/2014

Jose Padilla

Judge Imposes New 21-Year Sentence For Terror Plotter Padilla

Padilla — a former Chicago resident — was convicted in 2007 on charges of supporting al-Qaida and terrorism conspiracy. The new sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke, who originally gave Padilla more than 17 years in prison.

09/09/2014

Demetries Thorpe. (Credit: Zion Police)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Girlfriend’s Infant Son

A Zion man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for murdering his former girlfriend’s 5-month-old baby last summer and disposing of his body in a garbage dumpster.

09/02/2014

Jack Schaap, former pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hammond.  (Booking Photo)

Judge Rejects Reduced Sentence In Former Pastor’s Sex Case

Jack Schaap, former pastor of First Baptist Church of Hammond, pleaded guilty two years ago to taking a 16-year-old girl across state lines for sex three times. A federal judge sentenced him to 12 years in prison, two years more than the 10-year sentence that federal attorneys had recommended as part of his plea deal.

08/27/2014

John Euwema (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 5 Years For Stalking DuPage County Judge

John Euwema, 58, was sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to one Class 4 felony count of stalking and one count of interfering with the duty of a judicial officer for harassing Judge Kathryn Creswell.

08/27/2014

Prison fence

Man Gets 5 Years For Throwing Chair At Cop In Court

A black plaintiff who threw a courtroom chair at a white Joliet cop after he lost a civil rights trial was on Thursday sentenced to five years in prison for “assault with a dangerous weapon.”

08/22/2014

Hezekiah Whitfield (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Man Gets Life In Prison For 1994 Murder Of Waukegan Business Owner

Hezekiah Whitfield was able to avoid listening to statements Tuesday from loved ones of the man he killed, but he couldn’t escape the sentence of natural life in prison that followed.

08/13/2014

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Former Lyons Cop Gets 5 Years For Extortion

A former Lyons police officer has been sentenced to 5 years in prison, for using his badge to steal contraband cigarettes from dealers he was arresting.

08/05/2014

Jorge Galvez (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Infant Daughter, Soliciting Murder

A Cicero man who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of his three-week-old daughter and trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend’s relatives has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

07/11/2014

Juan Garnica Jr.  (Aurora Police photo)

Man Gets 30 Years For Killing Aurora Teen, But Motive Still A Mystery

Juan Garnica, 20, of Aurora, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison for beating 18-year-old Abigail Villalpando of Aurora to death.

06/12/2014

Angel Santiago (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Gets 25 Years For Strangling Girlfriend In 2012

Angel Santiago was working as a truck driver for Krispy Kreme in January 2012 when he got jealous after learning from text messages on her phone that Antonia Berrios, 33, had a new boyfriend.

06/04/2014

Alisa Massaro (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Woman Gets 10 Years For Role In Gruesome Double Murder

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05/23/2014

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