A contracted worker accused of setting a fire that shut down two airports is facing serious legal repercussions, according to local sources. The Illinois worker faces a felony charge after being arrested in connection with a fire that caused a ground stoppage at both O'Hare and Midway airports on September 26. So far, no court date has been scheduled as the individual is recovering from injuries.
The Attorney General for the state of Illinois announced recently that three individuals formerly in the employ of a county circuit clerk's office have been arrested on suspicion of theft. Each of the three indicted individuals faces at least one felony charge for allegedly conspiring to steal cash bond payments from the office. An investigation is still underway, and so far, no one has been convicted of a crime.
A state prison guard who spends his off hours as a drug and alcohol counselor is facing serious charges, according to local news. The Illinois guard faces a felony charge for alleged forgery after it was suggested that he may have signed off on court-ordered evaluation for a DUI defendant who didn't complete the process. If he is found guilty, he may well find himself on the other side of the bars for two to five years.
A man has had his license suspended by the state following allegations of sexual assault and abuse, according to local news. An Illinois chiropractor now faces sex crime charges in relation to the alleged incident which involved a 22-year-old patient. He was charged on June 19 and his license was suspended prior to the preliminary hearing.
An alleged strip search has led to a criminal charge for a law enforcement officer, according to local sources. An Illinois State Trooper was indicted in a felony charge case involving an alleged aggravated battery of a man last year. The 32-year-old trooper was released after posting $20,000 bond, and he remains relieved of his duties as of this writing.