WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago woman charged in a murder-for-hire case will live with her parents in Georgia while she awaits trial. Tina Jones of Des Plaines is accused of going online and using bitcoin currency to hire someone to kill the wife of a man with whom she was having an affair. The Daily Herald reports Jones' father posted 10 percent of her $250,000 bail last week.
CHICAGO (AP) - A man accused of killing three children and an adult in a 2016 arson fire in Chicago has died while awaiting trial. Cook County prosecutors say Reginald Hester of was angered over a deal for sex a woman reneged on when he set fire to the rear porch and interior stairway of an apartment building. The fire trapped many residents in their apartments, causing the deaths. The 3-month-old died when her father jumped from the third floor with the girl in his arms.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Senate failed to override a veto of firearms-dealer licensing by the deadline Wednesday. Democrats in the Senate, where the veto process would start, said they had enough votes to reverse Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of the plan, but the Senate didn't want to act until members were certain the House would follow suit, and House votes fell short.
ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for his sixteenth conviction on driving under the influence charges. Cristopher Clingingsmith of Rolling Meadows was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI. " The judge pointed at Clingingsmith's record of DUI charges, which includes felony and misdemeanor convictions in at least 10 counties dating back to 1982. Clingingsmith latest arrest came after he struck a party bus on June 7, 2017, and left the scene.
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