'I Would Give My Life To Have A.J. Back;' JoAnn Cunningham Tearfully Begs For MercyThere was testimony about one of several police visits to the family's Crystal Lake home prior to AJ's murder, which exhibited clear signs of abuse, drugs and neglect. Prosecutors showed pictures from inside the cluttered, dirty home, including some of AJ's crib in a filthy room with a padlock on the door to lock him inside.
Brendt Christensen's Sentencing Hearing Begins In Case Of Murdered Chinese University Of Illinois Scholar YingYing ZhangCold, calculated and months in the making -- that's how federal prosecutors described the murder of Chinese scholar YingYing Zhang to a federal jury that will now decide if her killer should live or die.
Former Ald. Willie Cochran To Be Sentenced For Stealing From Charitable FundFormer Ald. Willie Cochran will be sentenced Monday, three months after pleading guilty to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.
Convicted In Bomb Plot, Adel Daoud Apologizes At Sentencing Hearing; 'I Can't Express How Sorry I Am'A 25-year-old man who sought to detonate a car bomb outside a crowded Chicago bar when he was a teenager apologized during a sentencing hearing Wednesday for agreeing to the terrorism plot, insisting that he no longer harbors a desire to kill or join a terrorist group.
Sentencing In Chicago Terrorism Case Of Adel Daoud Enters Third DayA multiday sentencing hearing is wrapping up for a suburban Chicago man convicted of terrorism for trying to detonate what he thought was a powerful bomb next to a crowded bar.
Undercover FBI Agent Denies Pressuring Terrorism Suspect Adel Daoud In Bomb PlotAn undercover FBI agent who played the central role in ensnaring a teenager in a 2012 sting told a sentencing judge Tuesday he didn't hoodwink the then-18-year-old into agreeing to participate in a plot to bomb a Chicago bar and didn't think the teen's incessant laughter might have pointed to psychological problems.
LIVE UPDATES: Sentencing Hearing For Jason Van Dyke In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldA sentencing hearing is underway for former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, who has been convicted in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.
Former Officer Jason Van Dyke To Be Sentenced For Fatal Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldIt’s decision day for former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke. A Cook County judge will hand down his sentence for the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Van Dyke's Family And Fellow Officers Ask For Probation Ahead Of Sentencing; Prosecutors Make Case For PrisonWith Police Officer Jason Van Dyke facing a sentencing hearing this week in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald, his attorneys have submitted nearly 200 letters from family, friends, and fellow officers; asking a judge to give him only probation.
Gunman In Murder Of Hadiya Pendleton To Be SentencedThe man convicted of gunning down 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton in 2013 will learn his fate in court on Monday, nearly six years after the honors student was slain on the South Side.
Teen To Be Sentenced In 2014 Murder Of 14-Year-Old Endia Martin Over Facebook FeudAn 18-year-old woman who admitted to killing a fellow teenager over a feud on social media in 2014 will face sentencing on Wednesday.
Ex-Treasurer Of Illinois Town Gets 4-Year Sentence For TheftRyan Thorpe was indicted by a federal grand jury on wire fraud and embezzlement from a local government charges, accused of stealing more than $315,000 from the city of Ziegler.
Former Congressman Mel Reynolds To Be Sentenced On Tax ChargesFormer U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, who failed to file tax returns for income he made while consulting for Chicago businessmen in Africa, is about to learn his punishment.
Father Of Three Victims Attacks Larry Nassar In CourtA father of three survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse lunged at the convicted serial child molester in court on Friday, after a judge denied his request for “five minutes in a locked room with this demon.”
Judge Allowing Witness Testimony For Hastert Sentencing HearingA filing in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case confirms prosecutors intend to call at least one witness at the former U.S. House speaker's sentencing, which has been delayed until April 27.