Judge Allowing Witness Testimony For Hastert Sentencing HearingA filing in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case confirms prosecutors intend to call at least one witness at the former U.S. House speaker's sentencing, which has been delayed until April 27.
Prosecutors Depict Convicted Killer As Violent Serial Woman AbuserProsecutors at the sentencing hearing for convicted murderer Reginald Potts put more witnesses on the stand Thursday, depicting Potts as a violent con man who abused and took advantage of women and business partners on a routine basis.
Reginald Potts Attacked Officers, Lawyer Sam Adam Jr., Authorities TestifyReginald Potts Jr. attacked prominent defense attorney Sam Adam Jr. when Adam represented the convicted murderer in criminal matters more than a decade ago, a Cook County prosecutor testified on the second day of Potts’ sentencing hearing Tuesday.
Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Deadly CrashJoshua Enriquez apologized Tuesday for killing two women and seriously injuring two others after he intentionally rammed into their car and caused it to crash on the Northwest Side.
Former Rep. Derrick Smith To Be Sentenced For BriberyLawyers for former state Rep. Derrick Smith want a federal judge Thursday to spare him prison time. Prosecutors want the 51-year-old Chicago Democrat imprisoned for around five years.
Former State Rep. Farnham To Be Sentenced For Child PornographyA federal judge faces questions about terminal illness and just punishment when he sentences a former Illinois lawmaker for compiling and trading hundreds of pornographic images online of toddlers and other children.
Judge Agrees To Move Ex-Illinois Legislator's SentencingA judge in Keith Farnham's child pornography case is taking the rare step of moving the ex-Illinois lawmaker's sentencing from Chicago's federal courthouse to a venue closer to the Democrat's suburban home.
Sentencing In Burr Oak Scandal Delayed; Prosecutors Seek 15-Year SentencesKeith and Terrence Nicks’ conduct was so “unique” in its depravity, they need to be put behind bars despite their lack of criminal backgrounds, Assistant State’s Attorney Nick Trutenko argued, asking Judge Joan Margaret O’Brien to sentence the brothers to consecutive terms.
Feds: Sentencing Of Ex-Rep Farnham Shouldn't Be DelayedProsecutors want a federal judge in Chicago to go ahead with the sentencing of former Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham on a child pornography conviction despite illness that could soon take his life.
Feds Seek 5 Years For Former State Rep. Derrick Smith On Bribery ChargeHe called cash bribes “cheddar.” Now former State Rep. Derrick Smith is probably going to have to eat some hard cheese. Maybe five years of it in federal prison.
Sentencing In Cop's Murder To Be First Test Of Cameras In Cook County CourtroomFor the first time in Cook County, cameras will be allowed inside a criminal courtroom, when a judge sentences two men convicted of killing a Chicago police officer.
Twins Who Spilled Drug Cartel Secrets To Be SentencedIn the underworld of illegal drug trafficking, identical twins Pedro and Margarito Flores rose from middling Chicago dealers to partners of Mexico's most notorious cartel lord, eventually building a nearly $2 billion franchise that spanned much of North America.

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