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ISP Trooper Charged in Fatal High-Speed Collision

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois State Police trooper has been charged in a high-speed collision that killed a young mother. Now-retired Master Sgt. Jeff Denning was charged Tuesday with one count of reckless homicide alleging that his excessive speed caused Kelly E. Wilson’s May ...Read more

Peoria man gets 48 years for death during kidnapping

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for the death of a man during a kidnapping that authorities say stemmed from trying to steal recent lottery winnings. On Tuesday 30-year-old Danny Smith Jr. of Peoria learned his punishment after pleading ...Read more

Proposal to Increase LaSalle Tax Levy by 15%

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle is going to increase spending in police pensions by 21.5% according to Monday night’s City Council Meeting. Finance Director John Duncan discussed a proposed real estate tax levy increase during a public hearing, explaining that the $1,270,000 going towards ...Read more

Man Gets Run Over in his Driveway by Semi

STERLING – A man died after being run over by a semi-truck in his driveway on Monday in rural Steward. According to Illinois State Police, they responded to a resident on 1500 IL Route 251 in rural Steward after a report a person had been run over. According to Authorities, 54 year old ...Read more

Kane County Woman Bites Off Man’s Ear

AURORA- A 59-year-old woman from Aurora is facing felony domestic battery charges after allegedly biting off an ear during a dispute.   According to the Kane County State’s Attorney Office Nelida Mendoza was taken into custody Sunday.   Authorities with the Aurora Police Department say the ...Read more