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Woman Gets 16 Years for 3 Metro-East Robberies

A judge in East St. Louis has sentenced a 32-year-old woman to 16 years in federal prison for robbing three branches of “The Cash Store.”


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Man Blames ‘Bad Soda’ In Child Sex Abuse Case

A local man charged with molesting three children blamed “bad soda” for his behavior.


Cory Atkinson leaving federal court after getting 40 months in prison

US Fidelis Co-Owner Makes No Apology, Blames Others as He’s Sentenced to 3 Years

Cory Atkinson was sentenced to 40 months in prison Tuesday on charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and filing false tax returns.


William John Thomas Wilkerson Jr.

Fifth Pike County Escapee Back in Custody

William John Thomas Wilkerson, Jr. of Florissant was arrested after a report of a suspicious person at an apartment complex in St. Louis County, early Wednesday morning.


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Illinois Judge Bars Quinn from Closing Prisons

The order keeps Quinn from closing prisons in Tamms and Dwight, three halfway houses and youth detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro.



Missouri Man Who Sent Money to Iraq Goes to Prison Soon

Iraqi-American said he had no regrets about his actions.



Man Gets 2 Years in Prison for Cancer Drug Scheme

The drugs were not the versions approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


Randy McCallum

Former Alorton Mayor Heading To Prison For Corruption

Randy McCallum admitted trying to sell crack on the streets of Alorton.


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Illegal Immigrant Conspiracy Involves Two Sisters

Two people responsible for several thousand undocumented immigrants in the state will soon be heading to prison.


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To Tamms, Prison Closure Means Pain, Betrayal

There’s anger at Gov. Pat Quinn in the Alexander County community of Tamms over his decision to mothball the state’s only “supermax” facility.





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