Feds: $1M Stolen From Field Museum Funded Luxury Cars, JewelryFederal prosecutors say the woman who stole nearly $1 million from the Field Museum while working there for a decade used the money to buy expensive clothing, watches, handbags and to drive “one luxury car after another.”
Feds: Solomon Helped ‘Lay The Foundation’ For Byrd-Bennett To Head CPSFederal prosecutors say that the mastermind of the contracting scandal that ousted Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett helped “lay the foundation” for her to take power so she’d be positioned to steer them lucrative contracts.
Decade In Prison Urged For Millionaire-Turned-CriminalFederal prosecutors are seeking a maximum 10-year prison sentence for Thaddeus “T.J.” Jimenez, who became a multimillionaire in a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the city and went on to become a ruthless Chicago gang leader.
Feds Urge 9 Years In Prison For Gary Solomon In CPS ScamFederal prosecutors want a judge to send Gary Solomon, the mastermind of a brazen contract-steering scheme at Chicago Public Schools, to prison for nine years.
Judge Delays Sentencing For Hobos Member Groggy From MedsByron "B-Rupt" Brown was still slurring and slightly unsteady on his feet as he stood in front of U.S. District Judge James Tharp Jr. six hours after taking the medication, so the judge postponed the sentencing a week despite protests from Brown and his attorney, Gregory Mitchell.
Man Found Guilty Of 2015 Sexual Assault Of Elderly Westmont WomanTevin Rainey, 23, whose last known address was in Woodridge, was found guilty after a six-day bench trial.
Man Gets 60 Years For Murder Of Roommate On West Side In 2014Erick Sanders has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for fatally shooting his roommate. He was was found guilty of murder Dec. 13.
Family Hoped For Justice, Not Happy With Sentencing OutcomeFour and a half years after Tracy Swenson lost her husband Aaron to a tragic accident on I-294, she hoped Tuesday would bring justice.
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.

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