Personal Firework Shows Banned in IllinoisViolating the Illinois Explosives Act can be a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
St. Peters Man Collected $48,000 in Federal Disability ScamEugene Dukes faces up to 40-years behind bars and a million dollar fine.
Deadline for Hastert to Report to Prison LoomsA judge ordered the 74-year-old Illinois Republican to enter prison no later than 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Lawsuit For Alleged Mistreatment of Pregnant Missouri Inmate SettledThe settlement includes damages and written policies regarding the use of restraints for pregnant inmates.
Jury Selection to Begin in Ex-Cop's Murder-For-Hire TrialDrew Peterson is serving a 38-year-sentence at the maximum security Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois.
Illinois Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementAs many as 82,000 inmates are in solitary on any given day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Protesters Want to Shut Down Local Jail for Gladiator FightsFrankie Edwards spent two years inside the medium security jail on Hall Street and says he was forced to take part in fights between inmates, arranged by guards.
Teenagers Steal Police Gear From Cop's Personal VehicleNo weapons were in the stolen bag, but the gear is worth more than $1,300.
Straw Purchases Put Guns in Criminal's HandsA straw purchaser faces a federal felony conviction of up to 10 years in jail and fines up to $250,000.
St. Louis Launches 'From Prison To Prosperity' InitiativeYoung parolees will be provided with jobs or job training to reduce recidivism.
Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk for Refusing Marriage LicensesA defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her ``conscience will not allow'' her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Illinois Hit-and-Run Criminal Also Tried to Destroy EvidenceJonathon Nast of Damiansville made a plea deal and will serve six months in jail for the crash which killed a 23-year-old woman.

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