August 20, 2008
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, ) Appeal from the
) Circuit Court of
Plaintiff-Appellee, ) Cook County.
v. ) No. 05 CR 8133
ROOSEVELT BILLUPS, JR., ) Honorable
) James D. Egan,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge Presiding.
JUSTICE THEIS delivered the opinion of the court:
Following a bench trial, defendant Roosevelt Billups was found guilty of disorderly
conduct and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment. On appeal, defendant challenges the
sufficiency of the evidence to sustain his conviction. He specifically contends that the State
failed to establish the concealment element of the disorderly conduct charge and, accordingly,
that his conviction should be reversed.
At trial, the parties stipulated that Cynthia McCall would testify that about 11:45 a.m., on
March 18, 2005, she was an operator at the Chicago 911 center and received a phone call from a
cell phone identified as “312-730-7369.” McCall would further testify that she listened to a tape
recording of that call and verified that it was an accurate recording of the conversation. That tape
recording was played in court, and the relevant portions of it are as follows:
“DISPATCHER: You gonna blow up what?
DEFENDANT: City Hall ***.
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