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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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Chicago Man Gets 12 Years For Selling Heroin In Porter County

Andrew Loggin, 34, originally faced 20 to 50 years in prison on each of two felony charges of drug dealing, until his Aug. 27 plea to a lesser felony charge.

11/08/2013

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Man Gets 60 Years For Killing Girlfriend In 2010

Gerald Rufus, 31, was previously convicted by a jury of two counts of first-degree murder for the death of 23-year-old Theresa Russell.

11/07/2013

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Contractor Who Hid Daley Relatives’ Stake In City Sewer Deal Gets 17 Months In Prison

Anthony Duffy deliberately left out the names of Daley’s son Patrick Daley and nephew Robert Vanecko when he listed all of the owners of his business in financial disclosure forms he filed with City Hall, and then he lied about it in an FBI interview.

10/31/2013

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Ex-Manager Gets 6 Years For Stealing More Than $2M From Chemical Firm

Kathleen Barth also was ordered to pay $1.5 million in restitution to Kraft Chemical Corporation after she pleaded guilty to theft.

10/30/2013

Jawaun Woods, suspect in South Shore train station stabbing. (Credit: Police provided photo)

Homeless Man Gets 20 Years For Knife Attack At East Chicago Train Station

Jawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.

10/25/2013

The federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Ex-Jail Guard Gets 2 Years For Smuggling Food, Cigarettes Into MCC

With 16 years service as jail guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, Tony Henderson knew better than most what life behind bars looks like. Now, he’s going to get a fresh perspective — as an inmate of federal prison.

10/08/2013

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Gets 6 Months, $10K Fine For Tax Evasion

Federal prosecutors had been seeking a sentence of nearly two years for Beavers, who was convicted in March of four counts of tax evasion.

09/25/2013

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Ex-Naperville Police Commander Gets 18 Months For Embezzlement

James S. Bedell served 23 years as a Naperville police officer, and later became chief of police in downstate Edwardsville, where he embezzled nearly $140,000 from city coffers to bankroll a gambling addiction.

09/20/2013

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Man Gets 4 Years For Drunken Motorcycle Crash That Killed Passenger

Tears fell at a sentencing hearing for a Hobart man who admitted he was drunk when he crashed his motorcycle and killed his passenger.

09/06/2013

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Convicted Rapist Gets Another 75 Years Behind Bars

A serial rapist who has already served 30 years in prison was sentenced to 75 more for sexually assaulting three women within months of his release from prison in 2009.

09/04/2013

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Teen Gets 6 Years For Molesting Kids At Mom’s Daycare

A jury trial was scheduled to begin Aug. 19 and, if convicted, Brett Degler could have faced up to 60 years in prison.

08/22/2013

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Chronic Traffic Scofflaw Going To Jail

A 23-year-old man who had been arrested or ticketed more than 20 times since receiving his driver’s license — and who continued to drive despite having had his license suspended — has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

08/14/2013

Timothy Moore (left) and Cortez Lyons (right) were convicted of armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault in the 2006 rape and robbery of three teenage girls in Maywood. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Two Men Get 120 Years For 2006 Rape, Robbery Of Teen Girls

Cortez Lyons, 25, and Timothy Moore, 26, were charged with armed robbery and aggravated criminal sexual assault for the attack on three teens in a Maywood alley in 2006.

08/08/2013

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Man Gets Life Sentence For 2004 Double Homicide

Zion resident Marcus Brown received a sentence of natural life in prison Monday for the 2004 double homicide of two North Chicago residents, including one who lingered in a paralyzed state for five years prior to her death.

07/30/2013

Sherry Hartison (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's office)

Woman Gets 45 Years In Prison For Murdering Boyfriend She Set On Fire

A woman who threw gasoline on her boyfriend and lit him on fire during a domestic dispute over his disability money at their West Side apartment was sentenced to prison Tuesday.

07/23/2013

Anthony Triplett (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Ex-Cable Guy Gets Life In Prison For Murder, Rape

Anthony Triplett wore a cable repairman’s uniform and carried a tool kit when he came to his victim’s home, but those “trappings” cloaked a diabolical intent, a fuming Cook County judge said Friday in handing down a life term for the convicted murderer.

07/19/2013

Kurt Serzen (Credit: DuPage County Sheriff)

Repeat Sex Offender Gets 60 Years For 1996 Rape

Ripping repeat sex offender Kurt Serzen as “every woman’s nightmare,” DuPage County Judge Robert Kleeman sentenced the Hanover Park man to 60 years in prison for a 1996 rape that went unsolved for years.

07/03/2013

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