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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

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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

Left: Firefighter Edward Stringer Right: Firefighter Corey Ankum (Photos From The Chicago Fire Department)

Owner Of Building Where Firefighters Died Gets 6 Months For Contempt

The owner of a building where two firefighters died in an extra-alarm blaze in 2010 has pleaded guilty to contempt charges for failing to make court-ordered repairs to the building, and he has been sentenced to six months in jail.

05/15/2014

Scott Baudin (Credit: DuPage County State's Attorney)

Sexual Predator Gets 10 Years For Viewing Child Porn At Library

Scott Baudin, 59, went to the Bloomingdale Public Library on the morning of April 18, 2013, prosecutors said. A library employee noticed what appeared to be child porn on the computer terminal Baudin was using, and library officials contacted police.

05/13/2014

Prison fence

Former Country Club Hills Police Chief Gets 5 Years In Prison

U.S. District Judge Sue Myerscough told Regina Evans that she “broke the law in magnificent fashion with a magnificient fraud.”

05/02/2014

Antoin 'Tony' Rezko

Former Rezko Partner Gets Probation For Stealing $500K From Mother

Daniel Mahru helped the feds convict both political fundraiser and former business partner Tony Rezko and former Illinois Finance Agency chief Ali Ata after prosecutors learned in 2005 that he’d taken money from his mother while she suffered from dementia.

05/02/2014

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Man Gets 27 Months In Prison For Threats To Daley

Rich Hyerczyk, 54, wrote 90 threatening letters to politicians, schools and religious institutions, including one to Daley that included the line “F – – – your dead son.”

04/30/2014

Matthew Hudak (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Schaumburg Cop Pleads Guilty In Drug Case, Gets 26 Years

One of three Schaumburg police detectives accused of withholding and reselling illegal drugs they seized from dealers was sentenced to 26 years in prison Tuesday.

04/29/2014

Surveillance photo shows the suspect who robbed a Niles bank on Feb. 9. Federal prosecutors say Walter Unbehaun did it because he wanted to return to prison. (Credit: FBI)

Ex-Con Homesick For Prison Gets 3 1/2 Years For Bank Robbery

An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.

04/18/2014

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