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Based out of new headquarters, police sweep up guns, drugs

Based out of new headquarters, police sweep up guns, drugs

DECATUR – A pack of 30 vehicles from eight law enforcement agencies rolled out of the South Shores police headquarters late Thursday morning t…

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Kennedy gets 27 years in murder try

DECATUR – Although the judge ruled that Rafael C. Kennedy would serve a sentence toward the lower end of the guidelines, there was an uproario…

May 05, 2015 5:00 am Related (0)

Macon man charged with aggravated battery

DECATUR – William R. Smith, 45, of Macon was charged with one felony count of aggravated battery for striking a male acquaintance of his ex-wi…

May 01, 2015 4:30 am

Suspect arrested after allegedly firing gun near school

DECATUR – Ashton Gray, 21, is being held on $75,000 bond after he allegedly fired shots from a stolen handgun as he was walking near Hope Academy.

May 01, 2015 4:00 am
Amanda Ware in court seeking custody of children

Amanda Ware in court seeking custody of children

CHICAGO -- The battle of a former Clinton woman to regain custody of her three children could produce a replay of her 2006 murder trial in the…

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Okaw Valley jr. high coach accused of sexual abuse

Okaw Valley jr. high coach accused of sexual abuse

SULLIVAN – A 25-year-old man who recently served as a junior high school baseball coach was charged Monday in Moultrie County Circuit Court wi…

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DUI suspect accused of retaliating against deputy with 'affair' letters

DUI suspect accused of retaliating against deputy with 'affair' letters

DECATUR – A 37-year-old Lovington man is being held on $100,000 bond after he allegedly sent notes and panties to a sheriff's deputy and his w…

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Macon County considers changes to courts facility security policy

DECATUR – The line to get through security at the Macon County Courts Facility may get a bit shorter.

April 28, 2015 4:00 am(0)

Decatur man jailed after threatening to kill police officers

DECATUR – A Decatur suspect arrested for allegedly battering another man is also accused of making threats to kill Decatur police officers and…

April 28, 2015 4:00 am
Decatur police looking for man who robbed two stores

Decatur police looking for man who robbed two stores

DECATUR — Police hunting an armed robber they say committed two crimes in Decatur now have surveillance camera pictures to help identify him.

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Knife-carrying assailant in Decatur

DECATUR - A woman was threatened with a knife by a man Saturday afternoon on a Decatur street.

April 27, 2015 8:15 am

Police seek armed Casey's robber

DECATUR - Police are hunting an armed robber who held up the Casey's General Store early Sunday at 1671 S. Taylorville Road.

April 27, 2015 8:11 am

Suspect allegedly returns to crime scene

DECATUR – An alert store security officer tipped police that a man wanted for taking a wallet from a woman's purse in the store 40 days earlie…

April 25, 2015 5:00 am(0)

Car burglary yields arrest of parolee

DECATUR – Richard A. Hines, a 32-year-old parolee, was arrested on charges including burglary and criminal damage to property after a woman sa…

April 25, 2015 4:00 am(1)

Decatur man sentenced to 21 years for sex assault of young girl

DECATUR – A 31-year-old Decatur man was sentenced to 21 years in prison after pleading guilty to having repeated sexual relations with a girl …

April 24, 2015 4:30 am

State Crime

New report singles out most litigious Illinois counties

CHICAGO (AP) — While lawsuit-filing rates in most of Illinois are at a 40-year low, they remain high in Cook and Madison counties due, in part…

April 14, 2015 6:58 pm(0)

Man escapes Illinois jail after beating guard

KANKAKEE (AP) — A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail in Eastern Illinois on Wednesday after beating a guard into unconscio…

April 01, 2015 8:28 pm(0)

Hybrid Court celebrates nine new graduates

DECATUR – Since Hybrid Court got under way three years ago, Macon County's diversion program for people charged with drug offenses and driving…

March 28, 2015 4:00 am(0)

Judge: Man innocent in 1994 home invasion, sex assault

PEORIA (AP) — A Peoria County judge has declared innocent a man who was once convicted in a 1994 home invasion and sexual assault.

March 06, 2015 6:23 pm(0)

Man freed after sentence tossed in Illinois teen's death

Man freed after sentence tossed in Illinois teen's death

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and slaying of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl left p…

February 11, 2015 8:10 pm(0)

Drew Peterson allegedly sought lawyer's death

Drew Peterson allegedly sought lawyer's death

CHICAGO (AP) — Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearanc…

February 09, 2015 5:58 pm(0)

Judge to rule in case of beanbag gun death next month

Judge to rule in case of beanbag gun death next month

MARKHAM (AP) — The trial of a suburban Chicago police officer who shot and killed a 95-year old World War II veteran with a beanbag gun ended …

January 16, 2015 6:33 pm(0)

Suburban Chicago woman stabbed 20 times flees to theater

DEER PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago woman stabbed more than 20 times was able to escape and run into a movie theater lobby for help.

January 12, 2015 9:00 am(0)

Murder mystery: Man dies from gunshot wound he suffered 7 decades ago

Murder mystery: Man dies from gunshot wound he suffered 7 decades ago

CHICAGO — For years, 87-year-old Tom Buchanan had talked vaguely about being shot. Now relatives are wondering exactly where and when Buchanan…

January 08, 2015 9:00 am(0)
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