The heartbroken mother of a Decatur murder victim wept as the man accused of killing her son was led into court Wednesday, but said she had already forgiven him.
The inmate also made threats to kill a correctional officer, police say.
A Decatur officer who prosecutors say escaped murder attempt had his vehicle rammed by another suspect, authorities said.
Among the attendees is the Rev. Jesse Jackson. This burial comes 10 days after the family held a funeral service at Danville High School to honor the Illinois State University grad student.
A 55-year-old man from unincorporated DuPage County was sentenced to 33 years in prison for beating and sexually assaulting a 65-year-old woman, according to the state’s attorney’s office.
Argument escalated after assailant spoke disparagingly of victim's granddaughter.
An 18-year-old Decatur man is facing preliminary weapons charges after police said he shot at the house of a neighbor who had been in a verbal dispute with his mother.
McQueen in a letter to the county board and other officials said that he has "been offered an opportunity that I simply can not turn down, as it will be life changing."
The body, shot multiple times, was found in an abandoned house in the 1200 block of East Condit Street
The Macon County Health Department reported a total of 39 new COVID-19 cases during the weekend.
The gunman has not been arrested yet.
The other driver refused medical treatment.
The victim said she heard about 10 gunshots before a bullet hit her home.
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Defense lawyer said there was just no evidence to connect his client to 160 pounds of cannabis.
LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch has declined to comment on the report “due to the ongoing investigation."
The Macon County Health Department reported 35 new COVID-19 cases on Friday.
A San Jose man died Tuesday evening after colliding with a semi-truck and a tractor hauling farm equipment on U.S. Route 136.
LaSalle County Coroner Rich Ploch said the office received the results Wednesday, but he declined to comment on the report’s content “due to the ongoing investigation.”
Authorities said 36-year-old Darrell Boey stabbed his younger brother in the groin in June 2019.
A man accused of both carrying and selling illegal guns is quoted as telling police he needed a weapon because “there was ‘too much’ going on in Decatur,” according to a sworn affidavit.
The Macon County Health Department reported 47 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.
Albert E. Tillman, already on parole for weapons offenses, appeared in court Wednesday denying charges he was caught driving around Decatur with an illegal gun tucked under the rear child seat occupied by a 2-year-old infant.
Prosecution says phone data points to defendant as the killer; defense maintains it's not proof beyond reasonable doubt.
The Macon County Health Department reported one COVID-19 related death and 21 new positive cases of the virus on Wednesday.
Anyone with information on Jelani Day's death is asked to call 815-433-2161.