September 2013 Archives

Illinois man faces felony charge

A man accused of shooting another man last year is finally coming to trial, but according to court records he is seeking new representation. The Illinois resident faces more than one felony charge related to the incident, which allegedly happened on March 9 of last year. He is set to head to court in November.

DUI law in Illinois deemed "vague" by lawmakers

State laws dealing with driving while intoxicated cases are being called into question as they pertain to a recent case involving the tragic death of a 5-year-old girl. The DUI laws in Illinois are very clear on the subject of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, but they are somewhat less clear on the subject of substances that are not technically deemed intoxicants. Because of the unclear nature of this law, the recent case may set a precedent for future cases.

Illinois doctor facing drug charge

A medical doctor is facing serious allegations that may affect his ability to practice medicine in the state, according to local sources. The Illinois-based doctor is up on a drug charge related to unlawful possession and delivery of a controlled substance. He has pleaded not guilty to these charges and is currently awaiting a trial date.

Animal rights activists in Illinois face felony charge

Two self-appointed animal rights activists have been taken into custody by local police after being arrested for possession of what police are calling "burglary tools". The duo, who hail from out of state, were arrested in rural Illinois by local officers and now face a felony charge related to the tools they were found carrying, which police say could be used to break into a locked building. They remain in custody ahead of a trial date.

Man charged with drug crime in Illinois

An out-of-state visitor has been arrested in Quincy on suspicion of drug trafficking, according to local police. The questionable drug crime charges stem from an unrelated traffic stop by local police who were later assisted by the West Central Illinois Task Force in this case. The man remains in custody pending a trial date.

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