Man Gets 55 Years For Fatal Shooting Last Year In West Garfield ParkAlexander Scott, 31, was found guilty of first-degree murder on Feb. 12 after a bench trial before Judge Charles Burns, according to Cook County court records.
Man Gets 16 Years For Selling Guns To Gang MembersWalter Freeman, 36, of Lisle, was sentenced after he was found guilty of selling revolvers and semi-automatic weapons to gang members, according to a statement from U.S. Department of Justice.
Woman Spared Incarceration For Newborn Daughter's Death On Caribbean CruiseAlicia Keir, now 24, admitted giving birth alone in a stateroom during an October 2011 cruise to St. Maarten, and never calling for medical help. She said, after the baby was born, she wrapped the child in a towel, and placed her under her bed. A cleaning crew found the body when the ship made port.
Reputed Gang Member Gets 60 Years For 1999 Murder, Kidnapping Of Broadview ManDarwin Green said when his twin brother was kidnapped from their Broadview beeper store and then murdered, his attackers “killed not only one man, but two.”
Man Convicted In Gang-Related Shooting Sentenced To 80 YearsReginald Royal, 39, was previously convicted of murder and aggravated battery with a firearm in connection to the shooting that killed one man and injured a Chicago Housing Authority employee, according to a statement from the State’s Attorney Office.
Final Defendant In Grisly Joliet Murder Gets Life In PrisonIllinois law required a life sentence for Adam Landerman after he was found guilty in June of the strangulation deaths of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22. Will County Circuit Judge Amy Bertani-Tomczak on Friday handed down the sentence.
Former Social Security Employee Gets 21 Months For Check FraudGeorgia Thompson, 68, of Chicago, received $419,644 in fraudulent Social Security benefits from the checks between 1986 and 2014, according to a statement from the U.S. attorney’s office.
Two Men Get 10 Years In Prison For Fatal Police Chase And ShootingAkeem Clarke, 24; and Martel Odum, 25, pleaded guilty to robbery and unlawful vehicular invasion on Monday, according to Cook County court records.
Man Gets 7 Years For Stealing Construction Equipment, Church VanA 36-year-old Chicago man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing construction vehicles in west suburban Aurora and selling a church van that wasn’t his.
Woman Gets 23 Years For Killing Baby Girl In 2012Keisha Jones, 28, was found guilty of murder during a bench trial this spring by Judge William Lacy. All of Iyonna Davis’ injuries tied to her 2012 death were inflicted within six hours before she took her last breath, authorities said at the time.
5 Years In Prison For Serial Con Man Who Scammed RiverdaleJohn Thomas felt invincible, his attorney said. He wore wires and helped the feds put powerful politicos in prison. He used drugs, guzzled four bottles of wine a day and claimed he could take down an entire bottle of vodka without feeling drunk.
Prosecutors Call Probation Sentence For 'People’s Attorney' IncorrectA jury convicted Warren Ballentine in October on six counts connected to a $10 million mortgage fraud scheme. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly sentenced Ballentine to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service.