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.
Last of 8 Defendants Pleads Guilty in Springfield Meth RingMichael P. Ayala pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth, money laundering and a gun charge.
Woman Charged in Quick Trip Stabbing DeathProsecutors have said the killing was related to gang activity.
Missouri Man Sentenced to 527 Years for Child Sexual AbuseDuring sentencing, Circuit Court Judge Wesley Dalton said Boston's case was the worst case he has seen in his career.
Ex-Speaker Hastert Enters Prison Now Inmate No. 47991-424Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert must serve at least 85 percent of his sentence, or just over a year.
Killer of Drury Inn Manager Gets LifeBowens was found guilty in April of shooting Scott Knopfel, 50, during a robbery early the morning of Jan. 15, 2015.
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.
Illinois Budget Fight Delaying Utility Payments to PrisonsOne small western Illinois community is considering shutting off water to its prison because it's owed nearly $370,000 from the state.
Alton Man Gets 40-Year Sentence for Sexual AssaultJames A. Steele, 49, was convicted by a Madison County jury on April 14,2016, of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a Child in 2012.

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