01, Sep 2014 - Jackson, IL Carbondale event gives women tools needed to stay out of prison
An event in Carbondale, Illinois is designed to give women the tools they need to stay out of prison.
01, Sep 2014 - Jackson, IL Carbondale man sentenced for armed robbery
A southern Illinois man has been sentenced for an armed robbery at a convenience store.
01, Sep 2014 - Jackson, IL Man sentenced to 55 years on murder charges
Lorenzo Kent, Jr., was sentenced to 55 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his role in the May 2013 shooting death of Donmarquis Jackson.
31, Aug 2014 - Couple plead guilty in man's Craigslist killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.
31, Aug 2014 - Woman pleads not guilty in fatal Vegas crime spree - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A defense lawyer aired concerns Monday about the mental state of his client, who faces multiple felony charges in a deadly crime spree that included a carjacking, two home invasions and a stabbing before police arrested her and fatally wounded her alleged accomplice.
29, Aug 2014 - Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday that seeks to overturn six-term Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff.
28, Aug 2014 - Southern IL man to sentenced 10 years for home burglary
A southern Illinois man was sentenced to ten years in prison for a home burglary, according to the Jackson County state's attorney.
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.