Teen Sentenced for April MurderA 19-year-old is ordered to spend the next 40 years in prison in connection with the murder of a teen.
Madison Co. Teen Convicted on Murder Charges19-year-old Craig D. Miller was convicted following a two day trial in Madison County Circuit Court.
Judge May Cut Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich's Prison TermIt will be his first public appearance since he entered prison in 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Hastert Judge Won't Consider Support Letters Unless PublicThe judge in Dennis Hastert's hush-money case says that if the former U.S. House speaker wants letters of support considered during his sentencing, they must be made public.
St. Louis Judge Gives 60-Year Sentence for Gun PossessionThis comes just after the circuit court launched a new plan to funnel most gun crime cases before three select judges.
Missouri Inmates Have Chance at Release after Court RulingThe state Supreme Court hasn't yet ruled on a prior case in which appeals were exhausted.
Former Illinois Lawmaker Sentenced for FraudShe pleaded guilty in July 2013 to soliciting $76,700 for scholarships through a charity golf outing and pocketing about $28,000.
Former Drug Court Judge Assigned to Halfway HouseA former Metro East judge serving a two-year prison sentence for heroin possession and a weapons charge has been assigned to a St. Louis halfway house as his release date nears.
Missouri Shooting Plot Suspect Appeals 15-Year SentenceA defense attorney told state Supreme Court judges Wednesday that a southwest Missouri man accused of planning shootings at a movie theater and store only thought about carrying out such an attack.

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