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.
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.