23, Nov 2014 - Cook, IL Prisoner freed after recanting confession â€˜angryâ€™
JACKSONVILLE, IL (AP) â€“ A man released from a central Illinois prison after recanting a confession to a 1982 double murder says heâ€™s angry with those he alleges coerced his admission of guilt. A judge ordered Alstory Simonâ€™s release Thursday after Cook County prosecutors re-examined the case. Simonâ€™s initial confession led to the release in [â€¦]
21, Nov 2014 - Michael, IL Murphysboro man convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a gun
A Murphysboro, Illinois resident was convicted of aggravated unlawful use of a firearm after a jury trial, according to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C. Carr.
21, Nov 2014 - Jackson, IL Anti-death penalty group accused of sending wrong man to prison
An Illinois man was released from prison after sitting on Death Row for 15 years after he was coerced into making a false confession to a double murder by an overzealous anti-death penalty group, according to his lawyers.
12, Oct 2014 - Jackson, IL Ill. man gets 7 years for beating pregnant wife
A southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend seven years in prison for assaulting his then-pregnant wife nearly a year ago.
11, Oct 2014 - Dad arrested for death of his 5 children is ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday.
11, Oct 2014 - Jackson, IL IL man sentenced for Carbondale liquor store burglary
The Jackson County State's Attorney's office says a Vergennes, Illinois man was sentenced September 17 to prison for burglary.
11, Oct 2014 - South Carolina dad accused in 5 deaths was ex-con
The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama was an ex-convict who went on a crime spree more than a decade ago in Illinois, prison documents and a family member confirmed Thursday. Timothy Ray Jones Jr., now 32, was ...
09, Oct 2014 - Jacksonville, IL Change of venue sought in loud music killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A judge will wait until jury selection begins to determine whether to move the first-degree murder trial of a Florida man accused of killing a teenager during an argument over loud music.
09, Oct 2014 - Jacksonville, IL 2nd trial begins for man accused of killing teen - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jury selection is set to begin for the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.
05, Apr 2014 - Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge has awarded seven women physically and sexually abused by evangelist Tony Alamo another $525 million, pushing the total owed by the imprisoned preacher and an affiliated church to more than $1 billion.
04, Apr 2014 - Retrial set for Fla. man in loud music killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.
04, Apr 2014 - Jackson, IL Illinois voters say 'no' to candidates who were convicted, indicted
Chicago may have a long and colorful history of political corruption, but voters will only take so much. In Tuesday's Democratic primary, a Chicago candidate who served a prison term for bribery and another due to go on trial on similar charges this spring both lost their races, despite predictions of local political observers, according to results available Wednesday. "It appears there is a ...
01, Apr 2014 - Ex-gang leader was praised as role model - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown who was praised for cleaning up his public image after serving more than a decade in prison now faces up to 95 years behind bars on money-laundering and other charges.
01, Apr 2014 - California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.