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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

Christopher Vaughn is accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007. (Credit: Will County Sheriff's Office)

Christopher Vaughn Sentencing Postponed Until Tuesday

A father convicted of murdering his wife and family is expected to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

11/26/2012

Joseph Frugoli, a former Chicago detective, was blamed in the fatal 2009 crash that killed two motorists. (CBS)

Former Chicago Detective Gets 8 Years In Fiery Dan Ryan Crash That Killed 2 Men

Killed in the 2009 crash were Andrew Cazares, 23, of Summit, and Fausto Manzera, 21, a DePaul University student. Friday’s sentencing hearing included emotional victim-impact statements from family members.

11/16/2012

Mark Weinberger

Indiana Nose Doctor Gets 7 Years In Medical Fraud Case

Mark Weinberger, who ran a Merrillville nose and sinus clinic until he disappeared during a European vacation, pleaded guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud in a deal that called for a sentence of no more than of 10 years in prison.

10/12/2012

Springfield businessman William Cellini has been nicknamed both "The King of Clout" and "The Pope" for his significant influence in Illinois politics. (AP File Photo)

Power Broker Bill Cellini Sentenced To 1 Year, 1 Day In Blago-Era Corruption Case

William Cellini, a Springfield businessman, was targeted by the feds for extortion conspiracy in a case dating to the Blagojevich administration.

10/04/2012

Gavel

Man Gets 20 Years For Shooting That Wounded 18-Month-Old Girl

A 28-year-old South Side man will spend the next 20 years behind bars – for shooting an 18-month old girl.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2012

Prison fence

Woman Could Get 14 Years For Failing To Stop Boyfriend From Beating Child

A west suburban woman could go to prison for the next 14 years for failing to stop her boyfriend from beating her daughter, who was under 2 years old at the time.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

Drew Peterson

Attorney: Peterson Will Have A Better Life In State Prison

One of Drew Peterson’s lawyers has some interesting things to say about the kind of life Peterson will be living in the next couple of months.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Gavel

Cabbie Who Tried To Fund Terrorism Gets 7 1/2-Year Prison Sentence

A North Side cab driver was sentenced to 7½ years in federal prison Friday after pleading guilty to providing monetary support al Qaeda in Pakistan.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2012

Howard Morgan

40 Years For Former Railroad Cop On Conviction Of Shooting At Police

A former railroad police detective was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday for attempted murder, convicted of shooting at Chicago Police officers who fired back several times.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2012

Lon Monk, a longtime friend and former aide to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, arrives at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in Chicago for his sentencing hearing. He was sentenced to 2 years behind bars for helping Blagojevich try to squeeze a racetrack owner for $100,000 in campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Blagojevich Pal Lon Monk Sentenced To Two Years In Prison

A longtime friend and former aide to Rod Blagojevich has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in the corruption scandal that took down the former governor.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Gets 10 Days In Jail

The man who was Rod Blagojevich’s chief of staff when the former governor was arrested for trying to sell a U.S. Senate seat has been sentenced to 10 days in jail for his role in Blagojevich’s corruption case.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Sentencing Delayed For Former Blagojevich Chief Of Staff Harris

The day after deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich began his 14-year prison sentence, his former chief of staff, John Harris, is learning his fate.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Former West Aurora High School band director Steve Orland has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing two students. (Credit: Kane County Sheriff's Office)

Former Band Director Unapologetic At Sex Abuse Sentencing

In what will likely be his final public performance, Steve Orland was defiant and unapologetic. On Friday, the former West Aurora High School band director pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two band students, then read a lengthy statement that praised his own accomplishments and ignored his two victims.

03/11/2012

John Harris, former Chief of Staff for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, leaves the Dirksen Federal Building following his arraignment on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against Blagojevich April 16, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. Blagojevich was arraigned April 14 on 16 criminal counts including racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Blagojevich’s Former Top Aide Seeking Probation At Sentencing

A day after former Gov. Rod Blagojevich reports to prison to begin his 14-year sentence on corruption charges next week, his former chief of staff will be in front of a federal judge, making his plea for leniency for his role in the Blagojevich case.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Gavel

Ultimate Fighter Ordered To Pay $23,800 For Destroying Apartment

An ultimate fighter convicted of a rampage in an apartment in Warrenville was handed a pricey repair bill in court.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

Sam Adam Jr.

Former Blago Attorney: Tapes Would’ve Changed Outcome

Former Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. still maintains that if all the tapes of wiretapped conversations had been played at trial, the outcome would have been different.

CBS 2–12/08/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Let Us Hear All The Blago Tapes

Walter Jacobson knows for sure is that there’s more to the Blagojevich story, and he thinks we should hear all the tapes — “inadmissible” or not.

CBS 2–12/07/2011

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Blagojevich: ‘I Am Unbelievably Sorry’

For the first time since he was arrested three years ago, deposed Gov. Rod Blagojevich was thoroughly apologetic and admitted to making “terrible mistakes,” as pleaded for mercy before his sentencing Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

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