1Defendant was also found guilty of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with
intent to deliver within 1,000 feet of a school and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.
The trial judge, however, found that the charges merged and did not impose sentence on those
Filed September 12, 2007.
IN THE APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
ILLINOIS, ) of the 14th Judicial Circuit,
) Henry County, Illinois
CATRELLE L. REED, ) Honorable
) Larry S. Vandersnick,
Defendant-Appellant. ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE CARTER delivered the Opinion of the court:
After a jury trial, defendant, Catrelle L. Reed, was convicted of unlawful delivery of a
controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school (720 ILCS 570/401(c)(2), 407(b)(1) (West 2004))
and sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment.1 Defendant appeals his conviction and sentence and
argues that: (1) the trial judge committed reversible error by allowing voir dire to proceed without
a court reporter present; (2) this case must be remanded for new post-sentencing motions because
the trial judge failed to properly admonish defendant about the need to file a post-sentencing motion
to preserve alleged sentencing errors for appellate review; (3) the trial judge committed an abuse of
discretion in sentencing by placing significant weight on an improper factor; (4) defendant’s street