Killers sentencing delayed:
The sentencing of a man convicted in the 1957 murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl has been postponed because pre-sentencing reports failed to reach defense attorneys in time. A judge convicted 73-year-old Jack McCullough in September in Maria Ridulphs death. The girl was murdered after she was snatched off a Sycamore street. McCullough, who was to be sentenced Friday, will be sentenced Dec. 10. DeKalb County States Attorney Clay Campbell said Friday that Judge James Hallock was correct in delaying sentencing, noting attorneys must receive the report at least three days before the hearing to assure information is accurate. Campbell pointed out the delay was avoidable because the probation officer had 76 days to prepare the nine-page report.
Beware of pickpockets:
Holiday shoppers can be easy prey for pickpockets blending into crowds at stores, on sidewalks and inside packed public busses and trains. Thats the warning from the Chicago Police Department, which has put out some safety tips for the holiday season. …