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Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

  CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for over a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. Attorneys filed the lawsuit Friday in Lake County Circuit Court on behalf of 18-year-old Adam Hergenreder. The 85-page suit says Juul Labs deliberately ...Read more

$100,000 Bond Set Friday for Mendota Man

OTTAWA – A man accused of a number of smash and grab burglaries around downtown Mendota has had his bond set at $100,000.  The Mendota Police Department say 54-year-old Craig J. Hynes allegedly broke windows of multiple businesses over the last few weeks and took various items.   He is ...Read more

Bond Hearing Friday For Smash & Grab Suspect

OTTAWA – The man Mendota Police say committed multiple smash and grab burglaries will have a bond hearing on Friday morning in Ottawa. The LaSalle County Jail says that 54-year-old Craig J. Hynes remains in their custody for now.   Hynes has been charged with two counts of burglary ...Read more