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updated: 8/21/2014 6:22 PM

Nine-year sentence for robberies in Palatine, Wheeling

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A Cicero man pleaded guilty Thursday to burglarizing several Palatine businesses and a Wheeling jewelry store.

In exchange for Vantrell Jackson's guilty plea to the class 2 felonies, Cook County Judge Thomas Fecarotta sentenced him to nine years in prison.

Jackson, 24, received credit for the 67 days he has spent in custody. He must complete at least 50 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Jackson had been charged in the Wheeling case and was out on bond when police say he went on a burglary spree in Palatine during the early morning of Jan. 28, 2014.

Police say he took $2,000 from a restaurant in the 0-100 block of Bothwell Street; a television and $200 from a nail salon in the 700 block of Palatine Road and an iPad from a pizza parlor on that same block.

Video surveillance from the restaurant and from a grocery story in the 1600 block of North Baldwin Road, as well as a partial footprint near the grocery store, led police to Jackson, who has a 2011 conviction for aggravated assaults and a 2010 conviction for delivering cannabis.

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