BYE BYE: Area Burglary Arrestee Gets 9 Year Sentence

Michael Stephens
(Illinois Department of Corrections)

Justice was swift for a man who got busted during an attempted burglary in the 3000 block of Waterloo Court on March 26th.

Less than two months after his arrest, Michael Stephens pleaded guilty to that attempted burglary as well as other burglary cases that he had pending in Cook County. He was handed a 9-year sentence and is currently housed in the reception facility at Stateville Correctional Center.

Stephens’ Waterloo case had been targeted by the 19th district’s court advocacy program.

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