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July-Dec. 2018 Recap: Parolees in Waukegan convicted of crimes involving weapons

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By Local Labs News Service | Aug 12, 2019

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There were 13 offenders convicted of crimes involving weapons released on parole in Waukegan during the second half of 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the Lake County Gazette.

The data shows that 13 men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for crimes involving weapons was 28. The youngest parolee was a 21-year-old man sentenced in 2015, and the oldest was a 34-year-old man sentenced in 2017.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Ricardo Cruz. He was convicted of a crime involving one or more weapons in 2014 when he was 27 years old. He is now 33.

Under state law, paroled offenders are still in legal custody of the IDOC, meaning they can be taken back to a correctional center at any time if the state has probable cause or a warrant.

The table below shows the 50 cities in Illinois with the most paroled offenders during the second half of 2018 who were convicted of crimes involving weapons.

Prisoners convicted of crimes involving weapons paroled in July-Dec. 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
786
2.3%
97.7%
30
Rockford
36
2.8%
97.2%
31
Chicago Heights
31
0%
100%
30
Joliet
28
0%
100%
29
Peoria
28
3.6%
96.4%
31
Decatur
24
0%
100%
31
Riverdale
23
0%
100%
35
Kankakee
22
0%
100%
30
Springfield
22
4.6%
95.5%
30
Calumet City
20
0%
100%
31
East Saint Louis
20
0%
100%
31
Danville
17
0%
100%
32
Aurora
16
0%
100%
30
Maywood
15
0%
100%
30
Harvey
15
0%
100%
30
Dolton
14
0%
100%
30
Waukegan
13
0%
100%
28
Champaign
13
0%
100%
28
Berwyn
9
0%
100%
32
Bellwood
9
0%
100%
30
Granite City
9
0%
100%
37
Freeport
9
0%
100%
30
Alton
7
14.3%
85.7%
32
Bloomington
7
0%
100%
32
Lansing
7
0%
100%
37
Blue Island
7
0%
100%
29
Country Club Hills
6
16.7%
83.3%
28
North Chicago
6
0%
100%
29
Urbana
6
0%
100%
33
Oak Lawn
6
0%
100%
32
Bolingbrook
6
0%
100%
32
South Holland
6
0%
100%
27
Marion
6
16.7%
83.3%
30
Cicero
5
0%
100%
25
Pekin
5
20%
80%
35
Rock Island
5
0%
100%
32
Elgin
5
0%
100%
32
Plainfield
5
0%
100%
33
Park Forest
4
0%
100%
32
Markham
4
0%
100%
29
Evergreen Park
4
0%
100%
41
Matteson
4
0%
100%
30
Richton Park
4
0%
100%
28
Mount Vernon
4
25%
75%
36
Galesburg
4
0%
100%
37
Zion
4
0%
100%
30
Wheeling
4
0%
100%
23
Pontiac
4
0%
100%
28
Crete
3
0%
100%
27
Evanston
3
0%
100%
29

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