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Trucker sentenced for shooting out vehicle window

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin trucker has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for a slingshot and metal ball bearings to shatter a van window while driving along Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin L. Casey of Janesville, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to a felony for ...Read more

Kane County Authorities Announce Heroin Arrest

AURORA – One man was arrested on Heroin charges in Aurora after a search warrant in Kane County.   The Aurora Police Department announces that on December 12th they executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Garfield Ave.  Taken into custody was 60-year-old Robert E. Merriweather who ...Read more

Former DeKalb alderman charged with forgery, theft

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A former DeKalb alderman who recently resigned from office has been charged with stealing from his employer. Former Alderman Michael Marquardt was charged Friday with forgery and theft for allegedly taking $9,500 from a local country club where he worked as a manager. The ...Read more