Former Ald. Ricardo Munoz Pleads Guilty To Using Political Funds He Controlled For Personal ExpensesMunoz admitted to stealing nearly $38,000 for use on personal expenses including travel, tickets to sporting events, jewelry, clothing, car insurance, and a relative's college tuition.
Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta Scheduled To Plead Guilty Next Month In Red Light Camera Bribery CasePresta, 70, was indicted last year on bribery, misconduct, and fraud charges, accusing him of accepting a $5,000 cash bribe from a red light camera company operating cameras in the village.
Diego Vargas Pleads Guilty To Setting Off Explosive Device At Naperville Restaurant During Widespread Looting Last SummerDiego Vargas pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of maliciously attempting to damage and destroy a building by means of an explosive device.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Scamming People In Cancer HoaxSarah Delashmit, 35, of Highland, Illinois, acknowledged she didn't have breast cancer or muscular dystrophy, yet she was given $2,500 in aid to attend Camp Summit in Texas in 2015 and 2016.
A.J. Freund Case: Andrew Freund Sr. Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Killing Of 5-Year-Old Son, Gets 30 Years In PrisonFreund, 61, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery to a child, and concealment of a homicide.
Former State Sen. Terry Link Pleads Guilty To Tax EvasionAccording to his plea agreement, Link under-repoted his income in 2016 by $93,859, including $73,159 in campaign funds he spent on personal expenses.
University Of Illinois Student Andrew Smith Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct For Tying Noose In Dorm ElevatorSmith was sentenced to one year of court supervision. Prosecutors dropped a charge of hate crime and three other disorderly conduct charges in return for his guilty plea.
Former Illinois State Sen. Martin Sandoval Promised To Go 'Balls To The Wall' For Red Light Camera Firm SafeSpeed"I take full responsibility for my actions. I'm ashamed, and I'm sorry. I want to apologize to the people of Illinois and to my constituents," Sandoval said after pleading guilty to bribery and tax charges.
AJ Freund's Mother, JoAnn Cunningham, Pleads Guilty To 5-Year-Old Boy's MurderCunningham and AJ's father, Andrew Freund, were charged with a combined 61 counts in April, including murder, aggravated battery, and concealing a homicide.
Tina Jones Pleads Guilty, Gets 12 Years In Bitcoin Murder-For-Hire Plot To Kill Lover's WifeJones, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree murder, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison and three years of probation.
Glendale Heights Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Sexual AssaultA Glendale Heights man was sentenced to 30 year in the Illinois Department of Corrections for sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2016.
Former NU Professor's Co-Defendant To Testify Against Him In Grisly Murder CaseThe case against a former Northwestern University professor accused of murder just got a lot stronger.
Former Correctional Officer Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Battery In Beating Of Jail InmateMiguel Ortiz was charged with two felony counts of official misconduct in 2016. Instead, he pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of battery.
Former Chicago Police Commander Kenneth Johnson Pleads Guilty To Stealing $363,000 From Social Security After Mother's DeathA former Chicago Police Department commander once hailed for his work reducing violent crime in Englewood has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $363,000 in Social Security benefits after his mother died in 1994.
Gary Woman Agrees To Plead Guilty In Daughter's Shooting DeathUnder the plea agreement, Fowler will be sentenced to three years in prison. She originally was charged with neglect of a dependent resulting in a death, which carries a prison sentence of 20 to 40 years.