Saturday, November 24, 2012
Thankfully, it was a short week.
It was a three-day week at the Will County Courthouse, so there wasn't a lot going on. It was nice while it lasted, because that's all going to change next week, starting with Monday's sentencing hearing for quadruple-killer Christopher Vaughn. Vaughn was convicted in September of murdering his wife, 34-year-old Kimberly Vaughn, and three children—Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12—in June 2007. Vaughn is going to get life in prison. But that's next week. In the week that just ended, we saw Coal City woman Tiffany Unland, 30, fail to convince a judge to further reduce her bond from $120,000 to $50,000. Unland already got it lowered once from $200,000. Unland allegedly killed a Palatine man in a drunken crash on Route 6 in Channahon …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Thad W. Sugay, of Naperville, was 21 when he had sexual contact with girlher knew who was younger than 13.
A Naperville man will go to prison for having sexual contact with a young St. Charles girl he knew. Get breaking news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Thad W. Sugay, 23, most recently of the 1200 block of Chickory Lane, Naperville, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, a Class X felony, in exchange for a 15-year sentence in the Illinois Department of Corrections, according to a Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office release. Sixteenth Circuit Associate Judge James C. Hallock accepted the negotiated plea. According to authorities, Sugay had sexual contact with a young girl he knew when he lived with the girl’s family in St. Charles between …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Kenneth A. Cepican, 22, of Cicero, was sentenced to community service after he was involved in a racially-charged bar fight at Rizzo's last fall.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Justin Cavazos was sentenced for his role in the murder of an Aurora teen.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
What are your thoughts on the sentence of Illinois' former governor?
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced this afternoon to 14 years (168 months) in prison for his June conviction on 17 counts of federal corruption charges. According to the Chicago Tribune, Blagojevich told federal judge James Zagel Wednesday morning that he was sorry for his actions in try to sell the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by President Barack Obama. He spoke for about 20 minutes at his his sentencing hearing. Blagojevich, who had faced 20 corruption charges in his second trial, was convicted on 11 Senate seat charges. He was also found guilty of attempting to shake down executives for campaign donations. Blagojevich is the fourth Illinois governor in the last 40 years to be found guilty of crimes. Former Illinois …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The former Naperville resident was previously sentenced for the murder of his stepdaughter, but the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the sentence.
Convicted murderer Laurence Lovejoy, 44, was sentenced Tuesday to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole for the March 27, 2004 murder of his 16-year-old stepdaughter Erin Justice, according to DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin. Judge Kathryn Creswell sentenced Lovejoy on Tuesday for the murder in which he forced Justice, a Waubonsie Valley High School student, at knifepoint to drink lethal amounts of over-the-counter medication. Lovejoy then bludgeoned the girl on the head with a blunt object, stabbed her, slit her wrists and drowned her in the bathtub. Her mother discovered the body later that morning when she arrived home from work, according to the news release. Lovejoy, formerly of Naperville, was …