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Cape-wearing lawyer pleads guilty to theft

CHICAGO (AP) — A former personal injury lawyer in Chicago who created a cape-wearing character to drum up business has pleaded guilty to keeping secret from clients’ settlements he’d reached and keeping the settlement money for himself.

Mendota Man Arrested Monday on Heroin Charges

MENDOTA – A 26-year-old Mendota man was arrested on Heroin charges Monday after an investigation by the Mendota Police Department and the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. According to the Mendota Police, they took Sergio A. Arzola

IVCC Receives Clean Audit of Finances

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College Board’s audit-finance committee learned that once again the school had a clean audit of its financial statements. Wipfli LLP auditors reported no weaknesses or deficiencies. The school is currently debt-free,

Caterpillar Announces Closing of Joliet Plant

JOLIET – In a filing under the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Caterpillar, Inc, now headquartered in Deerfield, announced that beginning in 2019 they’ll be closing their Joliet production facility. Around 285 employees will be