Stateville Correctional Center
The Illinois Department of Corrections said an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, located in Crest Hill, has been transferred to an outside hospital for treatment of Legionnaire’s Disease.
Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.
Less than a day after declaring his innocence at the top of his lungs during his sentencing hearing, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson was transferred from the Will County Jail to a state prison in Pontiac to begin serving his 38-year sentence for murder.
A Chicago man earned his second life prison sentence Wednesday, pleading guilty in front of a Will County judge to the first-degree murder of his prison cell mate.
A woman is charged with trying to smuggle a gun into Stateville prison in Joliet by placing it in what authorities have euphemistically called her “intimate area.”