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The Republicans in Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency.

The Illinois Supreme Court has again upheld the murder conviction of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson in the 2004 drowning death of his third wife.

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 69 years in prison for fatally shooting a man at a party near the University of Illinois.

Dennis Hastert's lead attorney says the former U.S. House speaker won't appeal his conviction or 15-month prison term in a hush-money case centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago. 

A 38-year-old Kankakee man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for growing marijuana plants with the intent to distribute them.

Nathan Leuthold was sentenced to 80 years in prison Wednesday for killing his wife Denise on Valentine’s Day last year. The 39-year-old Peoria man showed little emotion as Peoria Circuit Judge Kevin Lyons handed down the sentence. Lyons described Leuthold’s actions with his mistress surrounding his wife’s murder as ‘gut-wrenching’ and ‘stunning.’  A family member of Denise Leuthold also read a message in court for Denise’s parents:

Logan county bank official sentenced to prison

Sep 26, 2013

The former head of the Hartsburg State Bank in Logan County is going to prison for two and a half years. The U.S. Attorney's Office says a federal Judge in central Illinois has sentenced 66 year old Bryson Russell of Lincoln for embezzlement. Russell will also have to return more than $562,000 he stole by creating false loans and cashing a customer's certificate of deposit. Prosecutors and the FBI say Russell became bank President in 1989 and began stealing cash in 1992, eventually switching to the false paperwork to hide what he took to pay personal obligations and to embezzle more.