KANKAKEE — A woman convicted in the 1987 kidnapping and death of a northern Illinois businessman has been granted a re-sentencing hearing by the state’s appellate court.
Jessica A. Logan, the Decatur mother who smothered her 19-month-old son to death, was sent to prison for 33 years on Wednesday.
Krystal L. Richardson, charged with being involved with a scheme to try and defraud Decatur’s Northeast Community Fund charity, saw those charges dismissed on Tuesday.
'Drake & Josh' actor Josh Peck has described his former co-star Drake Bell's sentencing this week as "upsetting".
Prosecution agrees to drop murder charges in a plea deal charging aggravated battery with a firearm instead.
Police said driver was drunk when he ran a red light and collided with a semitruck.
Darlene G. Wozniak, 56, was observed staring at a wall with "evil eyes" before she attacked the man Dec. 13, 2018, with a pair of scissors in their home, according to her plea agreement.
A 91-year-old man sentenced last year to 20 years behind bars for child molesting is entitled to no reduction in his prison term, the Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled.
Actress Phylicia Rashad is one of few celebrities who was happy about Bill Cosby’s sentence being overturned.
Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged.
TV actor Allison Mack, who played a key role in the scandal-ridden, cult-like group NXIVM, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday.
With the first year of the 102nd General Assembly mostly wrapped up, lawmakers as of Friday had officially passed 664 bills through both houses for eventual consideration by the governor.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was sentenced Friday to 22 1/2 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd, whose death set off a reckoning over racial injustice in America.
Lawyers for an Illinois man sentenced to 130 years for a murder when he was 16 years old are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to clarify how life sentences for juveniles should be reevaluated. That's in light of recent decisions by the high court against that practice.
Minnesota sentencing data for the five years through 2019 show that of 112 people sentenced for the same conviction as Chauvin, only two got m…
Judge Peter Cahill will look at arguments submitted by both sides, as well as victim impact statements, community impact statements, a pre-sen…
No matter what sentence Chauvin gets, in Minnesota it's presumed that a defendant with good behavior will serve two-thirds in prison and the r…
A woman who served more than 19 years in prison in connection with the 2001 Burrito Express murder in McHenry was freed Wednesday with assistance from the Springfield-based Illinois Innocence Project.
A northwest Indiana man has been sentenced to prison, followed by time in community corrections and on probation, for the death of a 4-year-old boy he was babysitting who accidentally shot himself with an unsecured handgun.
A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 26 years in prison for a 2016 shootout with federal agents during an undercover drug operation.
A Southern Illinoisan man who once claimed he planted two bombs at area schools and sent threatening letters to government officials has pleaded guilty in federal court to the crimes.
A 75-year-old Chicago man previously convicted of two murders in the 1970s has been accused of killing a man earlier this week and was ordered held Wednesday without bond.