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.
Cahokia Man Charged for Role in Two RobberiesIn both cases several armed masked men who rushed into the store, held employees at gunpoint, and demanded cash.
Lawsuit For Alleged Mistreatment of Pregnant Missouri Inmate SettledThe settlement includes damages and written policies regarding the use of restraints for pregnant inmates.
Lawmakers Pass Prison Options for Juveniles Guilty of MurderUnder the proposal, people who are currently serving a life sentence for first-degree murder committed as a juvenile could get a parole hearing after serving at least 25 years.
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.