Disgruntled Father Gets Life In Prison For Fire That Killed FamilyProsecutors said Subhash Chander was offended because his 22-year-old daughter, Monika Rani, had married without his consent, beneath her station in India's caste system.
Suspect Who Led Police On Deadly Chase Gets 28 YearsBack in 2013, Timothy Jones led police on a car chase that ended when a police car hit the victim's vehicle. Killed in the crash was 57-year-old Jacqueline Reynolds.
Rauner Appoints 28 To Panel Reviewing Criminal Justice OverhaulThe Republican governor announced his appointments on Tuesday. They include experts from nonprofits, academia and law enforcement as well as lawmakers.
Judge Won't Delay Sentencing For Ailing Ex-Lawmaker Charged In Child Porn CaseJudge Edmond Chang says in an order filed Friday that the Democrat seems "physically capable" of attending the hearing. He adds there are "victim interests at stake" in sticking to the March 19 sentencing date.
Feds Seek 15 Years For Former City ComptrollerFederal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Ex-Boyfriend In Fatal Romeoville Shooting Sentenced To 122 YearsErick Maya had been been harassing Briana Valle, his former girlfriend, and was the focus of an order of protection the teen’s mother had sought to have enforced at the time of the shooting.
Feds Seek To Prove Convicted Drug Dealer Killed Chicago CopFederal prosecutors have sought the stiffest sentence possible for a purported gang leader convicted of drug trafficking, arguing he was the triggerman in the murder of a Chicago cop and his female friend.
Sentencing Delayed For Driver In Crash That Killed Boy, 11Benjamin Black, who faces between three and 14 years in prison, has already pleaded guilty to being under the influence of heroin when he slammed his car into the back of a vehicle on Feb. 27, 2013, killing 11-year-old Matthew Ranken.
Cop Killer Sentenced To 105 Years For Shooting Alejandro ValadezThe gunman convicted in the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer Alejandro “Alex” Valadez was sentenced to 105 years in prison on Wednesday.
Infomercial King Makes Pitch To Judge For Help On SentenceThe letter begs one federal judge to intercede with another in order to reduce the sentence Trudeau is scheduled to receive Monday.
Jail Escapee Tells Judge To ‘Stick It’ At Sentencing Kenneth Conley will be in federal prison for an extra 3 1/2 years, thanks to his daring 2012 escape from a federal lockup, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Expert: Courts Need Monitor To Oversee Boot Camp SentencesReports that Cook County judges have been improperly sentencing violent criminals to a boot camp reserved for non-violent offenders have prompted a criminal justice expert to call for a fix.
Former Crestwood Officials Get Probation In Tainted-Water CaseJudge Joan Gottschall sentenced both Theresa Neubauer and Frank Scaccia Thursday to two years' probation.
Appeals Court Says E2 Nightclub Owners Must Be Re-SentencedDwain Kyles and Calvin Hollins were found guilty in 2009 of violating a judge's order before the tragedy that they close the club's second floor. They had received two-year prison sentences.
Feds Seek Prison Time For Contaminated Crestwood Water CaseThe government is asking a federal judge to give the former Crestwood police chief and a former water department operator up to 21 and 27 months in prison, respectively, for their roles in a scheme to use polluted well water in the village’s water supply for more than two decades.