April 2013 Archives

Illinois woman faces drug charge over alleged possession

A woman has been jailed and her child taken into protective custody after police executed a search warrant for her home on April 17. The 21-year-old woman was arrested by the West Central Illinois Task Force and faces a drug charge of alleged unlawful possession of both methamphetamines and marijuana. Her child, 3 months old, was removed from the premises and taken into protective custody.

Felony charge filed in alleged shooting in Illinois

An Illinois man who claims to have accidentally shot a friend in the chest is being held in police custody ahead of a possible Sept.16 trial date, according to police. The Galesburg resident has entered a plea of not guilty against the felony charge of involuntary manslaughter as well as reckless conduct. At last report, he was being held in lieu of posting bail that was set at $100,000 bond.

2 face drug charge after Illinois apartment raid by Rockford cops

Often, local law enforcement in Illinois relies on tips provided by members of the community. Sometimes, the information provided is accurate and results in arrests on a drug charge or other offense. Other times, the information is inaccurate and causes legal difficulties for innocent people. Police in Rockford say they recently received information that drugs were being sold from a particular apartment, resulting in the arrest of three people.

Illinois juvenile crime law to raise age for adult charges

A proposed court ruling that would make it state law for minors 17 and under to be charged as minors even in felony cases has been proposed, according to a recent report. Illinois state law currently deals with juvenile crime somewhat more seriously, charging 17-year-old offenders as adults in the case of felony crimes. However, many individuals see this law as unfair and are working to change it.

Drug charge laid against teen in overdose death

The tragic death of an 18-year-old Edwardsville man has led officials to lay charges against a young woman they allege gave drugs to the victim. The 19-year-old Pierron woman is currently in custody in Madison County, awaiting trial for the drug charges. If she is convicted on the homicide drug charge, she could face jail time of up to 30 years.

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