Illinois Man Gets 3 years, 4 Months For Seeking To Join Islamic StateU.S. District Judge John Tharp in Chicago said Mohammed Hamzah Khan's case highlighted Islamic State recruiting of impressionable Muslims and how to deal with those falling under the militants' sway.
Sentencing Date Set For Ex-Chicago Schools SuperintendentA sentencing date has been set for former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett for her part in a scheme that steered contracts to two education-services companies in exchange for anticipated kickbacks.
Man Gets 30 Years For Back Of The Yards Murder In 2014Otis Harriel pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to murder before Judge James Obbish, according to Cook County court records.
First Of Two Aurora Cousins Sentenced In Terror Plot Gets 21 YearsA Chicago federal judge on Tuesday sentenced an Illinois man to 21 years in prison for plotting to attack a U.S. military facility with his cousin, a former Illinois National Guard soldier.
Aurora Cousins Face Sentencing For Terror Plot On Guard BaseHasan Edmonds joined the Illinois National Guard a decade after terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Then, in the spring of 2015, he committed the ultimate betrayal of his fellow soldiers.
Blagojevich To Appear For Resentencing Via Video ConferenceFormer Gov. Rod Blagojevich will not be in the courtroom next month when a federal judge resentences him on 13 corruption convictions.
Federal Prosecutors Say Blagojevich Doesn't Deserve LeniencyProsecutors want U.S. District Judge James Zagel to reinstate Blagojevich’s original 14-year prison sentence at a hearing next month.
Mother Faces Sentencing Next Week For Giving Disabled Daughter Fatal OverdoseA terminally ill mother who admitted to killing her severely disabled daughter was due to be sentenced Wednesday.
Hastert Acknowledges Sex Abuse For First Time; "I Am Sorry To Those I Hurt"The brother of former Illinois Republican House Leader Tom Cross testified Wednesday that he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, who is facing sentencing for violating banking laws to conceal hush money payments to another victim.
Tom DeLay Sends Support Letter Ahead Of Hastert SentencingThe former U.S. House Majority Leader writes that the 74-year-old Hastert "is a good man that loves the lord."
Hastert Judge Won't Consider Support Letters Unless They're Made PublicThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.
Hastert Accuser To Speak At Sentencing; Judge To Consider Lies About ExtortionThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case signaled Wednesday that he will consider the former U.S. House speaker's lies to investigators that he was being extorted on a false claim of sexual abuse at his sentencing hearing, where prosecutors say one person who says he was abused is expected to speak.

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