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Jason "J-Rock" Austin (Credit: Chicago Police)

Feds Seek To Prove Convicted Drug Dealer Killed Chicago Cop

Federal prosecutors have sought the stiffest sentence possible for a purported gang leader convicted of drug trafficking, arguing he was the triggerman in the murder of a Chicago cop and his female friend.

03/21/2014

Benjamin Black (Credit: Kane County State's Attorney)

Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11

Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.

03/21/2014

Christopher Harris

Cop Killer Sentenced To 105 Years For Shooting Alejandro Valadez

The gunman convicted in the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez was sentenced to 105 years in prison on Wednesday.

03/19/2014

Former infomercial pitchman and author Kevin Trudeau. (Photo by Bryan Haraway/International Pool Tour via Getty Images)

Infomercial King Makes Pitch To Judge For Help On Sentence

The letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.

03/17/2014

Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Jail Escapee Tells Judge To ‘Stick It’ At Sentencing

Kenneth Conley will be in federal prison for an extra 3 1/2 years, thanks to his daring 2012 escape from a federal lockup, the Sun-Times is reporting.

02/24/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Expert: Courts Need Monitor To Oversee Boot Camp Sentences

Reports that Cook County judges have been improperly sentencing violent criminals to a boot camp reserved for non-violent offenders have prompted a criminal justice expert to call for a fix.

11/22/2013

Crestwood Water Tower

Former Crestwood Officials Get Probation In Tainted-Water Case

Judge Joan Gottschall sentenced both Theresa Neubauer and Frank Scaccia Thursday to two years’ probation.

11/21/2013

Gavel, Court, Generic Sized Image

Appeals Court Says E2 Nightclub Owners Must Be Re-Sentenced

Dwain Kyles and Calvin Hollins were found guilty in 2009 of violating a judge’s order before the tragedy that they close the club’s second floor. They had received two-year prison sentences.

11/18/2013

Crestwood Water Tower

Feds Seek Prison Time For Contaminated Crestwood Water Case

The government is asking a federal judge to give the former Crestwood police chief and a former water department operator up to 21 and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to use polluted well water in the village’s water supply for more than two decades.

10/22/2013

James Ealy

Sentencing Set For Next Month In Burger King Murder

Almost seven years after Mary Hutchison, a 45-year-old wife and mother, was strangled as she was preparing to open the former Burger King restaurant in Lindenhurst, final preparations for the sentencing of her killer are under way.

09/05/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., ahead of their sentencing hearing on Aug. 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Both Jacksons Going To Prison For Misusing Campaign Funds

Saying he used his campaign fund as “a personal piggy bank,” a federal judge sentenced former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. to 2 ½ years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign money to fund a lavish lifestyle.

08/14/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Judgment Day For Jacksons In Washington, D.C. Court

They were once a political power couple from one of the most storied public families in the United States.

08/13/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

New Sentencing Date For Jackson Jr., Sandi Jackson

Former congressman Jesse Jackson and his wife, Sandi, will now be sentenced next month.

07/02/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., left; Sandi Jackson (Getty Images)

Feds Want To Seize Jacksons’ Homes

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to order former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, to forfeit their homes in Chicago and Washington, D.C., as part of their upcoming sentencing next week.

06/28/2013

Sami Samir Hassoun

Would-Be Wrigleyville Bomber Sentenced To 23 Years

A man who was plotting to set off a bomb near Wrigley Field was sentenced to 23 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday.

05/30/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Supporters, Critics Write Letters To Judge Ahead Of Jacksons’ Sentencing

As former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, former Ald. Sandi Jackson, await sentencing on corruption charges, several people have sent in letters in an effort to influence the punishment a federal judge will mete out in July.

WBBM Newsradio–05/08/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Jackson Jr.’s Sentencing Could Be Delayed

Prosecutors and defense attorneys could tussle over the former congressman’s mental health. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains.

04/26/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Feds: Former Dixon Comptroller Should Get Maximum 20-Year Sentence

During the course of questioning, Rita Crundwell told investigators she took $10 million, a court filing says. But in her plea deal she admitted to stealing more than $53 million over a 22-year period.

02/11/2013

Andre Curry, 21, talks with CBS 2 about how he got in legal trouble for posting a photo of his taped daughter. (CBS)

Dad Gets Probation For Posting Pic Of Taped Toddler On Facebook

A father who bound his toddler with tape and posted a picture on Facebook was sentenced to probation on Friday.

01/04/2013

Andre Curry, 21, talks with CBS 2 about how he got in legal trouble for posting a photo of his taped daughter. (CBS)

Judge Weighs New Trial For Dad Who Duct-Taped Daughter

Sentencing was delayed Thursday for a father convicted of aggravated battery for taping over his 22-month-old daughter’s mouth and binding her hands with tape, after the man’s defense attorney asked the judge for a new trial.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2012

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