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Angelo Bennett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 45 Years For Deadly Road Rage Incident

Angelo Bennett said all he’s ever wanted to do since he was charged with murdering a gentlemen’s club manager was apologize to the slain man’s family. He got his chance on Wednesday.

05/28/2015

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Former Aide To Alderman Brookins Gets 15 Years For Taking Bribe

Curtis Thompson Jr. pleaded guilty in December to taking a $7,500 cash bribe from an undercover FBI informant at a 2013 Christmas party at the alderman’s office. He pocketed the Christmas card full of cash after helping the informant land the alderman’s essential support for a liquor license in the 21st Ward.

05/27/2015

Daniel Olaska (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Daniel Olaska Gets 43 Years For Fatally Stabbing Teacher Shaun Wild During Bar Fight

A 31-year-old west suburban man has been sentenced to 43 years in prison for fatally stabbing an elementary school teacher and stabbing two other men during a bar fight in Naperville in 2012.

05/20/2015

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Man Gets 2 Years For Trying To Ship Thermal Camera To Pakistan

Bilal Ahmed, 33, of Bolingbrook pleaded guilty to willfully violating export control regulations, specifically the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

05/14/2015

Javier Garza (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Gets 51 Years For 2013 Murder Of 14-Year-Old Boy

Michael Orozco was on his way to an ice cream shop with friends about 4:30 p.m. on April 7, 2013, when he was shot in the chest in the 2200 block of South Leavitt, Chicago Police said at the time. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he died less than an hour later.

05/11/2015

Maricela Arciga (Booking Photo)

Woman Gets 20 Years For Trying To Have Ex-Boyfriend Killed

Friday night, Kane County Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles sentenced 28-year-old Maricela Arciga to 20 years in prison after a jury convicted her in July 2014 of solicitation of murder for hire, and solicitation of murder, each a Class X felony, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

05/11/2015

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Former Chicago Police Officer Gets 1 Year In Tow Truck Scam

Former Chicago police officer Francis Zoller was sentenced to a year in prison Wednesday, after pleading guilty to fraud and extortion last year. He was charged with participating in an insurance fraud scheme involving a staged accident, in which he accepted a $2,000 bribe from a tow truck driver who was cooperating with the FBI.

05/07/2015

Enrique Torres (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Convicted Killer Gets 25 More Years For Attempted Murder

Enrique L. Torres, 31, was convicted of attempted murder in August 2014 in connection with an April 2007 shooting in Aurora, according to a statement from the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.

04/30/2015

State Rep. Derrick Smith arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago for his bribery trial. (Credit: CBS)

Former State Rep. Derrick Smith Gets 5 Months For Taking Bribe

Former Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith was sentenced to five months in prison on Thursday for pocketing a $7,000 bribe in an FBI sting from a purported day care in return for his backing of a state grant application.

04/23/2015

Armando Vega has been convicted of sexually assaulting a young child he knew over a period of four years. (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Elgin Man Gets 37 Years For Raping Underage Girl

Between February 2007 and February 2011, Armando Vega allegedly committed multiple sexual acts with the victim while she was sleeping on the sofa at a relative’s home. Vega knew the victim, who was younger than 13 at the time. He was convicted in February of four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault.

03/31/2015

Former state lawmaker Keith Farnham arrives at the federal courthouse in Chicago to face child pornography charges. Farnham wore a nasal breathing tube and carried an oxygen bottle as he arrived at court. He had resigned, citing health issues, days after a raid of his house and district office. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Rep. Farnham Gets 8 Years For Child Pornography

U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang also ordered former state Rep. Keith Farnham to begin serving that prison term in two months, denying his attorneys request to allow him to stay on house arrest and die at home.

03/19/2015

Gabriel Guardiola (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Convicted In Friend’s Murder Sentenced To 55 Years

Gabriel Guardiola, 38, was convicted of one count of first-degree murder on Jan. 30 for the shooting that killed Cicero resident Ricardo Rivera in the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2013, court records show.

03/17/2015

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Chicago Activist Gets 18 Months For Hiding Israel Bombing Conviction

A Palestinian immigrant who hid an Israeli terrorism conviction from U.S. authorities when she moved to the Chicago suburbs in the 1990s has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and will likely be deported to Jordan upon her release.

03/12/2015

Byron Edwards (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Sentenced To 85 Years For 2008 Sexual Assault

Twenty-five-year-old Byron Edwards was sentenced on Thursday. He’d been convicted by a jury on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault for the November 2008 attack.

02/20/2015

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Man Gets 23 Years For Beating Death Of Police Officer Grandmother

Keshawn Perkins was 15 when he was arrested for the Nov. 4, 2011, murder of his grandmother, Hester Scott, at their home in the 8800 block of South Wallace. Perkins, now 19, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree murder at a hearing before Judge Clayton Crane, who handed down the 23-year sentence.

02/12/2015

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Disbarred Attorney Gets Nearly 6 Years For $2.3M Fraud

A Burr Ridge woman has been sentenced to almost six years in federal prison for stealing the life savings of an Oak Park couple to invest in a gold mine.

02/11/2015

Sergio Tinajero (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Carpentersville Man Gets 31 Years For Sexually Assaulting Child

Sergio Tinajero, 54, was convicted Dec. 3, 2014, of four counts of predatory sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual abuse, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office. He was sentenced Wednesday to 31 years in prison by Circuit Judge Susan Clancy Boles.

02/05/2015

Michael Campbell (Credit: Chicago Police)

Man Gets 32 Years For “Brutal” Rape At West Town Bus Stop

Michael Campbell, now 29, pleaded guilty to one count each of aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping, and was sentenced by Cook County Judge Charles Burns, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

01/29/2015

Twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores were sentenced to 14 years each for drug conspiracy charges. They became informants against the Sinaloa Cartel, in exchange for reduced charges, and helped the feds nab cartel boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (Undated wanted poster photos)

Twins Who Turned On Drug Cartel Get 14 Years In Prison

A federal judge has sentenced twin Chicago brothers to 14 years in prison each for running a nearly $2 billion U.S. drug franchise using cocaine and heroin supplied by Mexican cartel kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.

01/27/2015

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Man Gets 26 Years For Raping CTA Worker At Gunpoint

Devonte Willis, 21, pleaded guilty on Monday to aggravated criminal sexual assault with a firearm, according to a statement from the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

12/23/2014

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