January 2014 Archives

Illinois man accused of DUI after passenger killed in wreck

A man police say may have been intoxicated behind the wheel of his vehicle has been arrested following a crash that claimed the life of his passenger. The 28-year-old Illinois resident was accused of aggravated DUI following the car accident that killed the passenger in his pickup truck. The driver was booked into the Grundy County jail.

A few possible details within Illinois' medical marijuana laws

The legalization of marijuana is a topic of popular conversation these days. And it isn't just a conversation between friends; it has become a matter of discussion and more lenient legislation within various parts of the country. Soon, Illinois will likely have its own medical marijuana laws on the books.

Illinois woman faces drug crime charges

A woman who authorities say stole a powerful painkiller that was later used in the overdose death of a neighbor is in custody, according to local sources. Illinois police arrested the woman for an alleged drug crime involving the theft of a portion of morphine from a medical clinic. Police believe the morphine was used in the drug-induced homicide that killed a 34-year-old man.

Motion to reconsider sentence on felony conviction denied

In 2007, a man walked into an Illinois check cashing store and ordered the woman working there to give him the keys to the cash drawers. Authorities said that, before leaving, he shot her in the head. Just days later, he attempted to rob and kill the clerk at another store. He is now serving time for more than one felony conviction in connection with these crimes.

Illinois man arrested for alleged DUI after "joyride"

A man is in custody following what police are calling a "drunken joyride" in which a city-owned vehicle was damaged. The Illinois resident is being held against $25,000 bail after he was arrested for DUI when police allegedly caught him driving a local salt truck. The 24-year-old is currently being held at a county jail.

NHTSA survey raises concerns over drivers' rights

If you saw what seems like an officer waving you down to pull over, would you pull over? If you are like many drivers, you would, perhaps out of worry about what might happen if you ignored the signal. What if you knew it was for the sake of a voluntary drugged and drunk driving survey?

Illinois man faces felony charge for alleged sexual assaults

A 30-year-old Lincoln Park resident is in custody and facing serious charges following his arrest for his alleged participation in several sexual assaults and robberies, according to local law enforcement. The Illinois man faces more than one felony charge for the two separate incidents. No court date has been set in connection with his case.

With new year, new juvenile crime laws are on Illinois books

The beginning of a new year marks different things for different people. Undoubtedly, thousands of people in Illinois and throughout the world are on day three of what they hope will be the diet regimen that will finally do the weight-loss trick.

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