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South Holland man gets nearly 17 years for illegally trafficking firearms

CHICAGO | A South Holland man received nearly 17 years in federal prison Thursday for illegally purchasing hundreds of high-powered firearms at Indiana gun shows and selling them without a federal firearms dealer license on the streets of Chicago.

May 15, 2014 7:51 pm
Councilman sentenced to 3 months in prison, 400 hours of community service for tax fraud

Councilman sentenced to 3 months in prison, 400 hours of community service for tax fraud

HAMMOND | Gary Councilman Ronier Scott was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison, 400 hours of community service and one year supervised release for violating federal tax laws.

April 01, 2014 1:55 pm

Former Gary councilwoman hopes for reduced sentence because of ill health

HAMMOND | The attorney for convicted tax cheat and former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas hopes there’s some wriggle room in the one-year-and-one-day sentence she received from a federal judge.

January 09, 2014 1:32 pm

EDITORIAL: Focus on correction, not punishment

A panel that looked at sentencing reform this month was advised that if judges and prosecutors seek lengthy prison terms, Indiana's prison population won't drop.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am
Teen sentenced for role in fatal shooting of M'ville boy

Teen sentenced for role in fatal shooting of M'ville boy

CROWN POINT | A 16-year-old Merrillville boy with a history of gun use was given an 11-year sentence Tuesday in this year's fatal shooting of a 14-year-old through the window of his home.

December 17, 2013 7:13 pm
Hammond man gets 45 years for sex assault, burglary

Hammond man gets 45 years for sex assault, burglary

CROWN POINT | A Hammond man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison in connection with a 2002 sexual assault case.

December 16, 2013 6:00 pm
Gary man sentenced to 45 years for murder

Gary man sentenced to 45 years for murder

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced Friday to 45 years in prison in the stabbing death of a woman whose body was found in 2011 on DNR property in Lake County.

December 13, 2013 7:00 pm

Whiting man who fatally shot rival for girl gets 45-year term

CROWN POINT | A 24-year-old Whiting man was handed a 45-year prison sentence Tuesday in the shooting of a rival during a party.

December 03, 2013 6:30 pm

Shooter's plea deal nets eight-year term in E.C. slaying

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago man was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for his role in a brawl that left a man dead.

December 03, 2013 6:15 pm

Man who aided investigators in deadly E.C. brawl released

CROWN POINT | One of six men charged with murder last year in an East Chicago brawl was freed Wednesday.

November 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Markham man gets 6 years for accepting bribe in exchange for false testimony

CHICAGO | A Cook County judge on Thursday sentenced a Markham man to six years in prison for his attempt to solicit $10,000 in exchange for false testimony at an involuntary manslaughter trial.

October 31, 2013 6:15 pm
Gary teen sentenced in homicide of abusive dad

Gary teen sentenced in homicide of abusive dad

CROWN POINT | A Gary teen was sentenced Monday to a suspended four-year sentence in connection with last year's fatal shooting of his father.

October 21, 2013 8:30 pm
Gary man acquitted of rape gets four years on remaining charges

Gary man acquitted of rape gets four years on remaining charges

CROWN POINT | Separate juries twice acquitted a Gary man of rape charges.

September 27, 2013 2:54 pm
Lowell couple get 3 years in abuse case

Lowell couple get 3 years in abuse case

CROWN POINT | Prosecutors agreed to dismiss 14 of 16 felony counts against a Lowell couple accused of beating the woman's teenage son with horse whips and straps.

September 04, 2013 1:43 pm Photos

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Gary man gets 12 years for role in robbery, murder

Gary man gets 12 years for role in robbery, murder

CROWN POINT | A 20-year-old Gary man was sentenced Tuesday to 12 years in prison in connection with last year's shooting of a Hammond man.

August 13, 2013 8:15 pm
Jackson Jr. faces sentencing

Jackson Jr. faces sentencing

CHICAGO | The genesis of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s decline dates to when he chose to forgo divinity studies and enter the world of politics instead, or so says the ex-congressman's sister. Other supporters suggest it was when he opted for weight-loss surgery. Still others single out his diagnosed …

August 13, 2013 5:02 pm
Dad's girlfriend gets 30 years for ignoring boy's beating

Dad's girlfriend gets 30 years for ignoring boy's beating

CROWN POINT | The girlfriend of a Gary man accused of beating his 5-year-old son to death in 2010 was sentenced Monday to 30 years for her role in the slaying.

July 29, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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Gary man gets 40 years for roles in homicide, shooting

CROWN POINT | A Gary man on Wednesday was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his roles in a homicide and a separate shooting that wounded one person.

July 17, 2013 8:30 pm
Gary man given 20 years for molesting 2 teenage relatives

Gary man given 20 years for molesting 2 teenage relatives

CROWN POINT | A 35-year-old Gary man who admitted having sexual relations with two young relatives was handed a 20-year prison sentence Tuesday.

July 16, 2013 5:15 pm

Gary man gets 18 months for role in fatal shooting in 2011

CROWN POINT | A Gary man was sentenced Monday to 18 months for his role in events preceding the fatal shooting of another Gary man.

June 17, 2013 8:15 pm
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