April 2015 Archives

Community programs for juveniles show success rates

Illinois residents may be interested to find out that a study by the Pew Charitable Trusts has found that juveniles who participate in community-based programs rather than being placed in residential facilities after committing a crime may be less likely to reoffend. Some states may pay as much as $100,000 or more per youth in a residential facility each year, so the community programs may be cheaper as well as more effective.

Marijuana in McDonald's drive-thru gets Illinois man arrested

When a Galesburg police officer was helping with a traffic stop in a McDonald's parking lot, he smelled marijuana coming from a vehicle in the drive-thru. According to his police report, he chose to follow the vehicle, which left the parking lot at a high rate of speed. After the driver failed to signal a lane change, the officer pulled over the car.

Man crashes car into home, charged with DUI

According to police reports, an Illinois man reportedly crashed his car into a Chicago Ridge home while he was allegedly intoxicated. The incident happened on March 21 around 3 a.m. at a home in the 10600 block of Austin Avenue.

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