Crime and Courts news
The Sterling man accused of driving drunk, fatally running over a pedestrian and injuring a police officer, was arraigned today in Whiteside County Court.
Investigators identify the driver accused of driving drunk, hitting and killing a pedestrian Sunday morning on the First Avenue Bridge in Sterling.
Police chiefs and sheriffs told a panel of state lawmakers Friday that they need more resources and support from the public and the General Assembly to combat a rising rate of violent crime in Illinois.
The Rock Falls man charged with shooting and wounding a fellow bar patron Sunday is free after posting $5,000 of his $50,000 bond.
A Sycamore attorney was sentenced Wednesday to two years in federal prison after being found guilty on federal bankruptcy charges this past summer, according to U.S. Attorney’s Office officials.
Sterling attorney Trent Bush was appointed recently to the Illinois Supreme Court’s 14-member Remote Proceedings Task Force.
A Chicago man is facing charges after allegedly punching a woman and hitting her with a broomstick while she was holding a child, prosecutors say.
A Sycamore man was arrested on drug possession and delivery charges after police pulled him over Sunday for driving without a front license plate on his vehicle. Police said they found magic mushrooms, marijuana and ecstasy in the man’s car.
Police have found a man they say failed to register as a sex offender as required. Daniel L. Williams, 37, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Monday in a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Avenue G and taken to Whiteside County jail. He has a bond hearing this afternoon.
A 49-year-old Rock Falls man is in custody after a bar fight late Sunday that resulted in the shooting and wounding of another patron, police said in a news release this morning.