Crime and Courts news
Four men accused of speeding through Rock Falls, rolling their car, and tossing a gun before scurrying off into the woods are facing a raft of felony drug and weapons charges after police found two guns, cocaine, MMDA and marijuana, authorities said.
Four men are in custody and a handgun was found after a rollover around 8:30 a.m. at 800 E. Rock River Road/U.S. Route 30 closed a section the road for more than three hours
John Fritts, former Lee County treasurer and campaign manager for family member Bradley J. Fritts, died Monday in a car crash in Earlville, the campaign announced on its Facebook page this morning.
The gunshot that took the life of a 21-year-old Amboy man Sunday was self-inflicted, after an argument with his 19-year-old wife, the Lee County sheriff said.
A 21-year-old Amboy man is dead of an apparent gunshot wound, and his 19-year-old wife was taken to a Rockford hospital with unspecified injuries Sunday, the Lee County sheriff said.
When officers arrived, they learned a 42-year-old man discovered Javier Morales inside his neighbor’s Hyundai Elantra and held Morales at gunpoint until officers arrived, police said.
Bail was set at $5 million Tuesday for Prince L. Cunningham after a grand jury indicted him on a charge of first-degree murder.
A Morris man has been charged with attempted murder, accused of throwing his 6-month old daughter to the ground and leaving her there for hours, according to court records.
Individuals listed in Grundy County police reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court.
A Mendota woman was arrested after she was accused of displaying a pellet gun during a road rage incident in the west side of Joliet, police said.
A 21-year-old Rock Falls man accused of sexually abusing and grooming a minor and making child pornography is in Whiteside County jail on $100,000 bond.
A 25-year-old Polo man was arrested Tuesday after a search of his home turned up evidence of child pornography, the Illinois State Police said.
A 33-year-old Dixon man pleaded not guilty in Whiteside County Court to three counts of molesting a then-11-year-old girl.
The former gymnastics coach from Mexico faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years and he is eligible for a maximum sentence of 120 years, according to Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow.
Funeral services are set for a 15-year-old Ashton boy who died Thursday in a UTV rollover.