Category: Illinois – Central District

Decatur Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Child Sex Crimes | USAO-CDIL

URBANA, Ill. – Courtney Williams, 32, of the 3500 block of Plover Dr. in Decatur, Ill., was sentenced today to 324 months (27 years) in federal prison for child sexual…

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Rantoul Man Sentenced to 150 Months in Prison for Child Pornography Crimes | USAO-CDIL

URBANA, Ill. –Dwayne White, 56, of the 1300 block of Briarcliff Dr., in Rantoul, Ill., was sentenced today to 150 months (12 1/2 years) in federal prison for distribution and…

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Pembroke Township Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Selling Firearms | USAO-CDIL

URBANA, Ill. –Jeremiah Hill, 32, of the 14100 block of East Central, Pembroke Township, in rural Kankakee County, Ill., was sentenced today to 120 months (10 years) in federal prison…

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Park Forest Man Convicted of Enticement of a Minor | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA, Ill. – A federal jury deliberated for just over two hours before returning a guilty verdict this afternoon against Bryan Rossi, 31, of the 400 block of Titonka Street…

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Jury Convicts Springfield Man of Conspiracy to Distribute Synthetic Cannabinoids and Related Charges | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A federal jury returned a guilty verdict on June 21, 2021, against Abdul G. Alsamah, 51, formerly of Springfield, Ill., for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance,…

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Nine Arrested, Charged with Federal Gun Crimes in Springfield | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Within the past six weeks, nine men have been arrested and charged in federal court with illegal possession of guns in Springfield, Ill., as part of an…

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Jury Convicts Springfield Man for Attempted Child Enticement | USAO-CDIL

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A federal jury convicted a Springfield, Ill., man, Rafael Mercado Berrios, aka Jose Berrios, 42, of the 1200 block of N. 4th St., on June 4, of…

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McLean County Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Distribution of Heroin Resulting in Death | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA, Ill. – A Bloomington, Ill., man, Jacob R. Schultz, 36, of the 500 block of W. Seminary St., was sentenced on June 3, 2021, to serve 20 years in…

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Central Illinois Man Charged with Four April 2021 Robberies | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA. Ill. – A grand jury today indicted a Central Illinois man, John W. Beck, 54, of Mechanicsburg, Ill., for allegedly committing four robberies over a two-week period in April…

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Pekin Woman Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Child | USAO-CDIL

PEORIA, Ill. – U.S. District Judge James E. Shadid today sentenced a Pekin, Ill., woman, Rachel Miller, 29, of the 1400 block of Summit Dr., to serve 30 years in…

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