Mom Gets 5 Years In Prison For Leaving Toddlers Alone Before FireTatiana Meakens pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment and Judge Diane Cannon sentenced her to five years in prison.
Blagojevich Appeals Conviction, 14-Year SentenceLawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor's corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.
Crundwell Appeals Sentence, Lawyer Claims Dixon Residents 'Not Victims'An attorney for the former Dixon comptroller, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city, is appealing her nearly 20-year federal prison sentence.
Boyfriend Gets 60 Years In Portage Woman's MurderDustin McCowan was apparently jealous in his rocky relationship with Amanda Bach, 19, of Portage. Police found her body close to railroad tracks, about 300 yards from his home.
Drew Peterson Moved To State Prison In Pontiac To Begin SentenceLess 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.
Former Gov. Ryan Spending Last Full Day In Federal PrisonFormer Gov. George Ryan was set to be released from the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., on Wednesday, and transferred to a halfway house on the Near West Side early Wednesday to complete his sentence.
David Headley Gets 35 Years For Role In Mumbai Terror AttackChicago native David Headley was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Thursday for his role in the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai, India, and for planning another attack in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Man Sentenced To 80 Years For Death Of Caged SonChristian Choate was confined in a dog cage, beaten and fed minimal amounts of food.
Christopher Vaughn Sentenced To Life In Prison For Family MurdersAn Oswego man has been sentenced to life in prison for the horrifying murders of his wife and children.
Attorneys Think Blagojevich's Sentence Will Be Reversed On AppealAttorneys in the first trial of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich still keep in touch with him, and think his sentence will be reversed on appeal if the case ever gets there.
Man Gets 37 Years For Stabbing Girlfriend To DeathTrent Lee stabbed his girlfriend nine times with two knives.
Miller: Blagojevich Has A Shot At Appealing SentenceCBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller says Rod Blagojevich likely stands a chance at appealing his lengthy 14-year sentence.
Former Cop Gets 3 Years In Deadly DUI CrashA former Chicago Police officer has been sentenced to three years in prison for driving drunk, hitting and killing a 13-year-old boy, and speeding off.
Man Going To Prison For 7 Years For Burglary, Child PornA New Lenox man is going to prison for the next seven years after admitting to two separate unrelated crimes – burglarizing a house and collecting child pornography.
Blagojevich's Lawyers File Notice Of AppealRod Blagojevich's defense attorneys have officially taken the first step toward an appeal of the former governor's conviction on 18 corruption counts.