Federal Judge Orders Illinois Prisons To Reform Transgender Inmate TreatmentAmong other things, the order said prisons can no longer "mechanically'' assign housing based on genitalia or physical size and appearance.
Former CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke No Longer In Federal CustodyFormer Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke is no longer in federal custody, nor is he in Illinois state custody.
Illinois Court Tosses Conviction Over Facebook PhotoIllinois' 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of 29-year-old Spencer D. Watkins. The Peoria man was convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun in 2016 and given a nine-year prison term.
Illinois Inmates Sue Over Suspension Of Prison Debate ClassSeveral inmates have sued the Illinois Department of Corrections over the suspension of a Stateville Correctional Center debate class.
Transgender Inmate Sues Illinois Dept. of Corrections; Seeks Transfer To Female PrisonA transgender prisoner is suing Illinois' Department of Corrections, accusing it of doing too little to protect her from abuse for over 15 years and requesting an order transferring her to a women's prison.
Prison Mental Health Center Groundbreaking Set For MondayThe $150 million center will be 180,000 square feet (16,700 square meters) and serve both men and women. It will employ more than 400 people including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and correctional treatment officers.
3 Illinois Department Of Corrections Employees Charged With BatteryThree Illinois Department of Corrections employees were charged with official misconduct and battery, according to Illinois State Police.
Illinois Officials Agree To Settle Prison Health LawsuitA court-appointed expert would guide the overhaul of health care for Illinois prison inmates in a proposed federal consent decree filed Thursday.
Mandatory Prison Sentence for Carpentersville Man Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting ChildAccording to officials, Martinez faces a sentence between 6 and 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Report: Mold 'Rampant' At Former Southern Illinois PrisonThe former "supermax" prison remains vacant. Corrections Department spokeswoman Lindsey Hess says there are no plans to sell or renovate it.
Prison Inmate Death After Run-In With Staff Ruled HomicideThe 65-year-old Earvin sustained 15 rib fractures and two dozen or more abrasions, hemorrhages and lacerations. Surgery to remove a portion of his bowel appears to have followed the injury, the report says.
Man Who Spent 20 Years In Solitary Confinement Vows To Be Voice For Inmates“You know once you get a purpose in life, you become more driven, you become more focused, you become more goal-oriented.”
Elgin Gang Member Sentenced 12 Years For 2014 Sex Assault A third Elgin street gang member was sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in the sexual assault of a woman that was barely conscious, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Aurora Man Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 4 Kids For More Than A DecadeA former Aurora man agreed to a 16-year prison sentence in exchange for a guilty plea to criminal sexual assault, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.
Elgin Heroin Dealer Sentenced To 18 Years In PrisonIn Elgin man will spend the next 18 years in prison after selling illegal drugs to an undercover police officer multiple times.