A former Wheaton College professor who has written books on children’s spirituality has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison for having child pornography on his home computer.
When he was arrested last year, Donald Ratcliff had on his computer at least 500 pornographic images of children — some of whom appeared to be younger than 13 years old, DuPage County prosecutors said during his brief court hearing.
For those excited about the release of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” there is no need to travel to Middle-Earth to celebrate the movie’s premiere in style. While you might not immediately associate Chicago with the Shire, the Windy City still offers plenty of ways to prepare for the movie’s opening on December 14.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is making headlines – but not for its academics.
Wheaton College on Wednesday joined Catholic University of America in filing a lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s requirement that employers, except for churches, provide insurance that covers birth control services.
Formal charges have been filed against a former Wheaton College professor, who is facing facing seven child pornography counts and divorce.
Over the strenuous objections of a DuPage County prosecutor, a judge Thursday ordered bond reduced to $300,000 for the Wheaton College professor accused of keeping child pornography on his home computers.
Bond was set at $750,000 Friday morning for a Wheaton College professor who stands charged with possessing child pornography after police seized several computers from his home.
Donald Ratcliff, 60, of Carol Stream allegedly had images and videos containing child pornography, prosecutors allege.
All four people aboard a small plane, including a Wheaton College junior, her sister and businessman father, were killed when the aircraft crashed Saturday morning near northwest suburban Crystal Lake.
Mayor Richard M. Daley said Thursday that the United States has become a nation of “whiners,” and said it’s time to snap out of it.
Mayor Richard M. Daley plans to go on the speaking circuit after he leaves office in May, but he’s already getting a head start today.