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Naperville Credit Union Robber Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison

A U.S. District Court jury on July 11 found Wayne B. Hill guilty of a total of five counts of bank robbery, possession of stolen money and money laundering. Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman on Monday imposed Hill’s prison term.

04/09/2014

Andre Alejandro (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Gang Member Gets 40 Years For Killing Boy At Uptown Pizzeria

Andre Alejandro, 25, pleaded guilty to the 2012 murder before Cook County Judge Thomas Gainer, according to court records.

04/04/2014

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Man Gets 59 Years For Role In Blowtorch Murder

The man accused of holding a gun on 27-year-old David Campbell as he was tortured and killed in a north suburban Waukegan body shop in July 2011 was sentenced Thursday to 59 years in prison.

04/04/2014

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Waukegan Man Gets 47 Years For Killing Cabbie In 2010

The voice of the late Patrick Foster rang out clearly in a north suburban courtroom Tuesday, as prosecutors played the 911 tape in which, after being shot five times, he called police and held his attacker down until they arrived.

03/25/2014

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Aurora Man Gets 45 Years For 2011 Slaying

Delbert Cooper, 33, was convicted of Renee Perry’s murder in January by a jury that needed about six hours to reach a verdict.

03/25/2014

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Former Stroger Aide Gets 51 Months For Bribery

U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said the 51-month sentence “will send a message to the public that corruption does not pay and that there are significant consequences,”

03/21/2014

Jason Logsdon was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to 11 hair salon robberies. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

“Bad Hair Bandit” Sentenced To 14 Years For 11 Salon Robberies

Jason Logsdon, 42, of Chicago, robbed 11 salons between Dec. 26, 2012, and Jan. 23, 2013, using a BB gun that looked like a revolver.

03/19/2014

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Teen Mom Gets 8 1/2 Years In Prison For Injuring Baby

A 19-year-old Waukegan woman was sentenced to 8½ years in prison under a plea deal Wednesday for serious injuries she inflicted on her 6-month-old daughter last July

03/06/2014

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Former County Commissioner Moreno Gets 11 Years For Bribes

“There were so many schemes, over so long a period of time,” Judge Gary Feinerman said in handing down the sentence on Tuesday. “The conduct was so brazen. It was not an aberration. It was standard operating procedure.”

02/19/2014

Tyrell Jackson (Credit: Will County Sheriff)

Man Pleads Guilty To 2008 Drug Murder, Gets 25 Years

Tyrell Jackson, 26, of Villa Park, had faced up to 70 years in prison, until his original conviction on a charge of first-degree murder was overturned by the Illinois Appellate Court.

02/12/2014

Corey Safford (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 50 Years For Shooting Harvey Cop

Corey Safford shot patrol officer John Marcano in the shoulder and face when he and another man were being patted down and questioned in an area of the south suburb known for drug trafficking on Jan. 22, 1998.

02/12/2014

Raghuveer Nayak,‘ a former campaign fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), who was also a key figure in the Rod Blagojevich scandal, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building Wednesday, June 20, 2012 after a court hearing. | Rich Hein~Sun-Times

Former Blago, Jackson Fundraiser Gets 2 Years

Raghuveer Nayak had previously pleaded guilty to federal health-care fraud charges, and faced up to 23 years in prison. On Monday he apologized before he was sentenced, asking the judge to have mercy on him and his family.

02/10/2014

Charles Lemle was shot by Chicago police after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers early on New Year's Day 2014. He has been charged with four felonies. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Convicted Gunrunner, Shot During Recent Arrest, Sentenced To 10 Years

Charles Lemle, 28, of the 500 block E. 67th, stood on crutches before U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Guzman before he got the maximum sentence, apologizing for his actions and acknowledging he had made mistakes.

02/05/2014

Wayne Weinke Jr. has been convicted of killing his mother, 77-year-old Gloria Weinke, after the two argued over family assets in 2006. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 40 Years For Throwing His Elderly Mother Over Railing, Killing Her

Cook County Judge William Lacy noted that even as 77-year-old Gloria Weinke lay on the floor, crying for help after the fall, Wayne Weinke Jr. did nothing to help her.

01/30/2014

James Martin (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Man Gets 20 Years For Kidnapping Ex-Girlfriend And Her Daughters

James Martin, 43, was previously convicted of multiple felonies, including aggravated kidnapping, kidnapping, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, domestic battery and unlawful restraint.

01/17/2014

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano (CBS File Photo)

Judge: Ex-Alderman Medrano Pulled Off ‘Corruption Trifecta’

U.S. District Judge John Tharp gave the disgraced politician the additional 30 months in prison for paying a bribe to seal a dirty deal to win medical contracts from Los Angeles County.

01/14/2014

Naperville Man Sentenced In Child Porn Case

A man from Naperville’s far south side has been sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $14,000 in fines and legal costs, after being convicted of having pornographic images of children in his home.

01/02/2014

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Former Republic Windows CEO Sentenced To 4 Years

The former CEO of Republic Windows and Doors has been sentenced to four years in prison, and fined $100,000 after pleading guilty to stealing company machinery when he shut the business down in 2008.

12/05/2013

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Killing Griffith Woman

A Gary, Ind., man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2011 murder and sexual assault of a Griffith, Ind., woman who gave a stranger a ride home from a restaurant.

11/26/2013

Alexander Vargas (Photo from Post-Tribune)

Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 23 Years In Prison

Before his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.

11/08/2013

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