Court report: Sentences handed down to three North Side burglars

Theodore McGill | IDOC

Sentences have been handed down for three burglars we told you about on CWB. Here’s what’s happened:

• It’s back to prison for  Theodore McGill, a career felon who has pleaded guilty to committing three burglaries in the Lincoln Park neighborhood this winter. Judge William O’Brien sentenced the 54-year-old to serve three concurrent six-year terms. McGill’s parole date is set for Feb. 2, 2025.

Officers responding to a call of a burglary in progress in early February saw McGill in the area with $1,200 bike and a power saw. Police soon learned that the bike and saw belonged to the 911 caller who had summoned them to the 2400 block of North Southport just after 3 a.m.

Further investigation revealed that McGill also stole a tent and inflatable mattress from another garage on the same block and property from another residence on the 2400 block of North Janssen, according to court records. Police also reported seeing McGill try to pry open a gate and fence as they arrived on-scene.

State and court records show that McGill was sentenced to two concurrent nine-year prison sentence for burglaries committed in 2012. Yet he managed to be released from prison in March 2017 after serving less than five years.

Prior to that sentence, McGill was sentenced to eight years for burglary in 2007; three years for theft in 2005; six years for burglary in 2001; two years for theft in 2000; six years for burglary in 1997; six years for armed robbery in 1994; three years for burglary in 1991; and two concurrent three year terms for robbery and aggravated battery in 1989. McGill was released early each time.

Andy Bimbo | CPD

• A man who posed as a city worker to burglarize a home in the Irving Park neighborhood has received a four-year sentence. Andy Bimbo, 29, pleaded guilty to one count of burglary in exchange for the deal from Judge James Obbish who also levied a $609 fine.

Prosecutors said Bimbo and career burglary Sandy Miller schemed their way into a home in January. One of the men distracted the homeowner while the other allegedly collected valuables.

Miller is due back in court on May 9th.

Esene Henderson | CPD

• An Englewood man has received four years of TASC probation—also known as “substance abuse probation”—for burglarizing a home near Wrigleyville last summer.

Two roommates came home to their apartment on the 3300 block of North Clark in late July just in time to seek 23-year-old Esene Henderson walking out their back door, prosecutors said. Police arrested Henderson nearby. Officers said they found two iPhone dongles, headphones, and a battery pack belonging to the victims in Henderson’s possession. And prosecutors said the incident was captured on a home security camera.

Judge William O’Brien approved the plea deal which called for prosecutors to drop a second burglary charge and requires Henderson to pay a $755 fine.

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