Son of Former St. Louis County Executive Sentenced to PrisonPhillip Goodwin,37, was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to more than a dozen robberies across the region.
Granite City Man Charged for Murder of Teenage BoyLaroyce McFadden had been charged with First Degree murder in the May 2013 shooting death of 13-year-old Clayton Veninga.
Imprisoned Hastert Fights for Tax-Covered PensionThe ex-U.S. House speaker is now pointing to a technicality to argue that a state body should restore his $17,000-a-year teacher's pension that it yanked after his April 27 sentencing.
Kansas Woman Gets Life Term in 7-Year-Old Stepson's DeathA Kansas woman who was sentenced Monday to life in prison in the killing of her 7-year-old stepson offered a tearful apology in court, saying she felt helpless to protect him or herself from her abusive husband, who is due to stand trial next year.
Judge: Illinois Inmate's Hunger Strike is Protected SpeechA U.S. judge in Chicago has ruled that an Illinois inmate was engaging in expression protected by the First Amendment when he staged a hunger strike over alleged mistreatment.
Drunk-Driving Offender Faces 30 Years in PrisonHe had five previous DUI convictions when he was pulled over again in November of 2009.
Mental Evaluation Delays Terror Suspect's Case18-year-old Keaun Cook's courtroom behavior this week prompted judge's ruling.
Illinois Agrees to $450,000 Settlement in Prison Rape SuitHe says prison officials punished and humiliated him after he reported his cellmate raped him.
Rauner Signs Bill to Punish Trafficking Guns into IllinoisFirearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under the bill.
Illinois Governor Vetoes Prison Room and Board LawsuitThey proposed the legislation saying the practice is unfair, overly punitive and Illinois collects less from the lawsuits than it costs to pursue them.
Judge May Cut Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's Prison TermIt will be his first public appearance since he entered prison in 2012.
Dennis Hastert's Prison Release Date Pushed BackIt appears former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert will be spending more time in prison than initially estimated.

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