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July-Dec. 2018 Recap: Parolees in Bellwood convicted of homicide

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By West Cook News | Jul 17, 2019

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There were three offenders convicted of homicide released on parole in Bellwood during the second half of 2018, according to Illinois Department of Corrections data obtained by the West Cook News.

The data shows that three men were among the parolees. The median age of the parolees sentenced for homicide was 45. The youngest parolee was a 43-year-old man sentenced in 1998, and the oldest was a 47-year-old man sentenced in 2015.

The offender who was incarcerated the longest was Bill Epting. He was convicted of homicide in 1998 when he was 23 years old. He is now 44.

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 homicide.

Prisoners convicted of homicide paroled in July-Dec. 2018

City
Total # of Parolees
% Women
% Men
Median Age
Chicago
91
4.4%
95.6%
41
Rockford
7
14.3%
85.7%
47
East Saint Louis
6
0%
100%
46
Chicago Heights
5
0%
100%
35
Kankakee
5
0%
100%
53
Dolton
4
0%
100%
46
Aurora
4
25%
75%
39
Berwyn
4
0%
100%
42
Harvey
3
33.3%
66.7%
35
Decatur
3
33.3%
66.7%
38
Joliet
3
0%
100%
48
Bellwood
3
0%
100%
45
Elgin
3
0%
100%
39
Peoria
2
0%
100%
45
Effingham
2
0%
100%
52
Maywood
2
0%
100%
27
Lansing
2
0%
100%
43
Dixon
2
0%
100%
45
De Soto
2
0%
100%
50
Waukegan
2
0%
100%
64
Springfield
2
0%
100%
49
Danville
2
0%
100%
37
Midlothian
1
0%
100%
42
Moline
1
0%
100%
38
Zion
1
0%
100%
39
Mchenry
1
100%
0%
20
Normal
1
0%
100%
40
Oak Lawn
1
0%
100%
40
Oak Park
1
0%
100%
55
Ullin
1
0%
100%
29
Taylorville
1
100%
0%
45
Ottawa
1
0%
100%
58
Rutland
1
0%
100%
38
West Frankfort
1
0%
100%
35
Riverdale
1
0%
100%
64
Richton Park
1
0%
100%
26
Poplar Grove
1
0%
100%
43
Sterling
1
100%
0%
31
Olney
1
100%
0%
47
Pembroke Township
1
0%
100%
38
Park Forest
1
0%
100%
55
Mound City
1
0%
100%
37
Matteson
1
0%
100%
42
Evergreen Park
1
0%
100%
42
Eureka
1
0%
100%
57
Addison
1
0%
100%
42
Champaign
1
0%
100%
41
Centralia
1
0%
100%
66
Carol Stream
1
100%
0%
30
Carbon Cliff
1
0%
100%
41

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