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28, Oct 2014 - Ford Rockford Woman Hit In Head With Liquor Bottle
ROCKFORD - A woman is robbed and beaten on the city's west side. The incident happened at 1110 Morgan Street. Rockford Police, Winnebago Co. Sheriff's deputies, and Illinois State Police all responded. Police say two suspects entered through an unlocked door in the back the home. They found a 22 year-old woman inside and demanded cash, but she didn't have any with her. One of the suspects ...
25, Oct 2014 - Ford Inmate charged in 2002 fatal stabbing of Jennifer Boyd in Bedford Park
Steven Podkulski, an Illinois state prison inmate, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2002 slaying of Jennifer Boyd, who was stabbed to death in a Bedford Park storage facility where she worked.
07, Oct 2014 - Ford Drive for Tomorrow aims to teach Grundy County teens to embrace safe driving culture
WILMINGTON – Jayme Bufford loaded up an Illinois State Police truck Thursday with two dummies heading for a lethal ride.
03, Oct 2014 - Ford An Amendment To The State Constitution Could Help Crime Victims
ROCKFORD -- Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Director of the organization Marsy's Law for Illinois, says her family was victimized twice. First by the 16-year-old criminal who murdered her sister, her husband and their unborn child, and then by the courts when she was denied the opportunity to provide an impact statement at the sentencing hearing. . "There was no way that we would have let that ...
01, Oct 2014 - Ford Court date this week for accused murderer
The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother, and killing his high school classmate, is due back in court Thursday. ROCKFORD — The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother and killing his high school classmate is due back in court Thursday as prosecutors in northern Illinois move closer to trial in the double-murder case. read more
26, Sep 2014 - Ford Police reportedly close to solving 1975 case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago.
25, Sep 2014 - Ford Police: It's time to keep a sharp eye out for deer on roads
Thousands of drivers in Illinois fall victim each year to vehicle crashes with deer. ST. JOSEPH — Chad Beasley noticed the glint of a deer's eye followed instantly by the unmistakable thud of it making contact with his two-month-old Ford Explorer. Actually, it was a Champaign County sheriff's office squad car, outfitted to accommodate the deputy and his newly trained canine partner, Arco. read ...
20, Sep 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Fatal Crash in Cherry Valley (VIDEO)
CHERRY VALLEY - A black Mercedes SUV is completely smashed in on its driver side after crashing with a flat-bed semi truck Monday morning. "It's apparent that the black vehicle behind us had been northbound on Mulford Road stopped and then failed to yield to an eastbound tractor-trailer," said Master Sergeant Carl Heintz, from the Illinois State Police. Authorities say the driver of the ...
17, Sep 2014 - Ford Former Ill. deputy, child porn investigator gets 50 years in prison in federal child sex case
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A former northern Illinois sheriff's deputy who investigated child pornography was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison on charges involving sex with a minor.
13, Sep 2014 - Ford Arrest made in Emilio Perez hit-and-run death near Joslin
A Rockford, Illinois woman was arrested and faced charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a teenager struck as he walked along a local highway.
07, Sep 2014 - Ford Suspect arrested in hit-and-run fatality on Interstate 88
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident on Illinois 88 that killed a teen-ager from Willowbrook, Ill. Illinois State Police and Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities announced Wednesday the arrest of Maria E. Romero, 41, of Rockford.
07, Sep 2014 - Ford Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash.
01, Sep 2014 - Ford Shots fired at New Jersey police station overnight - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) - An early morning drive-by shooting left the outside of a southern New Jersey police station riddled with bullets, but no officers were injured, authorities said Tuesday.
31, Aug 2014 - Ford Another state legislator breaks the law
As you probably know by now, the US Attorney’s office in Chicago has agreed to drop all felony charges against Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) and has charged him instead with a simple misdemeanor.
28, Aug 2014 - Ford Parole Hearing Thursday for Rockford's Most Notorious Killer
ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato will travel to Springfield Thursday to insure one of the city's most notorious killers stays behind bars. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board will hold a hearing for Simon Peter Nelson on whether he should be granted parole. Nelson was convicted of killing his six children and the family dog with a knife and rubber mallet back in 1978 ...
28, Aug 2014 - Ford Coroner: Illinois woman hit in police chase dies
Winnebago County authorities say a woman has died after being struck by a vehicle fleeing from police last week. A Winnebago County coroner says 42-year-old Karen Williams of Rockford died Wednesday after being hospitalized in critical condition for a week. The coroner's office plans to conduct an autopsy.
28, Aug 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Parole Denied for Rockford's Most Notorious KIller
UPDATE -- The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office reports that the Illinois Prisoner Review Board unanimously denied parole for Simon Peter Nelson, and also voted 11-3 to keep Nelson in prison for another three years. ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato will travel to Springfield Thursday to insure one of the city's most notorious killers stays behind bars. The ...
20, Aug 2014 - Ford More DNA testing
Illinois should leave no affordable stone unturned in the pursuit of justice in our courts. Illinois should leave no affordable stone unturned in the pursuit of justice in our courts. When it comes to the possibility of an individual being wrongfully convicted of a crime, there's no reason to deny the defendant an opportunity to show the government's allegation is false. read more
19, Aug 2014 - Ford Man gets 15 years in attack on prosecutor's office - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Southern Oregon man who hoped to delay a three-year burglary sentence by destroying the records of his case has been sent to prison for 15 years for trying to blow up the prosecutor's office.
17, Aug 2014 - Ford Baby found dead in trash can Connecticut - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut say they're investigating the death of a baby found in a trash can. East Hartford officers found the baby's body in a trash bin outside a home Tuesday night.
16, Aug 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Investigation Reveals Police did Not Cause Deadly Car Crash
UPDATE (8/14/14): According to an Illinois State Police Lieutenant, an investigation into the crash found no evidence that the squad cars had any contact with Drakaar Malone's vehicle There is a warrant out for Malone, who was paralyzed from the crash. We'll keep you updated as we learn more on this developing story. Rockford - Drakaar Malone lays in a bed at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore with ...
16, Aug 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Police Cleared Of Any Wrongdoing, Search Warrent Out For Malone's Arrest
UPDATE: According to an Illinois State Police Lieutenant, an investigation into the crash found no evidence that the squad cars had any contact with Drakaar Malone's vehicle saying they were not even close to him during the time of the accident. A warrant has also been issued for Malone's arrest. We'll keep you updated as we learn more on this developing story. Rockford - Drakaar Malone lays in ...
15, Aug 2014 - Ford Judge orders evidence preserved in Skakel case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case.
15, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford pleads guilty to misdemeanor federal tax fraud in Chicago
CHICAGO — An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor tax charge for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
11, Aug 2014 - Ford Rockford man charged with second northern Illinois killing
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing. Prosecutors in Illinois' Lee County filed 12 murder counts against 36-year-old Terrence Doddy of Rockford in the July 1 death of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman.
08, Aug 2014 - Ford Ill. man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing
DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop.
07, Aug 2014 - Ford Murder charges filed in death of Monticello woman
Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along Interstate 39. Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along ...
06, Aug 2014 - Ford Rockford man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing
A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop.
06, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing
DIXON, IL (AP) – A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop. According to Sauk Valley Media, Terence P. Doddy pleaded not guilty Monday in Dixon to 12 counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the […]
05, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois lawmaker who faced 17 bank-fraud charges pleads guilty in deal to 1 misdemeanour
Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, left, listens as his attorney Thomas Durkin speaks with reporters at the federal building Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Chicago after a court hearing where Ford pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud.
05, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty to tax charge; faces up to a year in prison
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois state Representative La Shawn K. Ford, who was charged two years ago with bank fraud, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to a substantially less serious misdemeanor charge of filing a false 2007 tax return.
04, Aug 2014 - Ford Feds to drop felony charges against Illinois Rep. LaShawn Ford
CHICAGO -- Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud Monday at a federal court hearing in Chicago.The Chicago Democrat pleaded guilty to one count of delivering a false federal income tax return for 2007 as part of a plea deal. The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. [...]
31, Jul 2014 - Ford Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.
30, Jul 2014 - Ford A Nationwide Manhunt is Underway for Terence Doddy
UPDATE (7/2/14) - Investigators in Illinois have issued an alert nationwide looking for Terence Doddy, wanted for murder and aggravated battery. Police believe Doddy is driving a 2013 Gray Nissan Altima 4S with Illinois license plates BARGMN2. Authorities have issued a one-million-one-hundred-dollar bond for his arrest in connection to both murders. ROCKFORD- A violent weekend in Rockford gives ...
28, Jul 2014 - Ford Man suspected in 2 Illinois killings appears in Wisconsin court using a wheelchair after crash
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A man suspected in two Illinois homicides who was arrested after a high-speed chase appeared during a court appearance to be injured.
23, Jul 2014 - Ford Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial.
22, Jul 2014 - Ford Illinois man suspected in two murders is arrested in Wisconsin
(Reuters) - Police in Wisconsin arrested an Illinois man on Friday who is suspected of killing two people and became the target of a nationwide manhunt. Terrance Doddy, 36, of Rockford, Illinois, was apprehended in Beloit, Wisconsin, after leading police on a high-speed car chase across the Illinois-Wisconsin border, police said. Doddy is suspected of killing a woman at a rest stop west of ...
21, Jul 2014 - Ford Ex-Bush lawyer convicted of trying to kill wife - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former White House lawyer in both Bush administrations was convicted Friday of attempted murder and other charges in the beating of his wife at their Connecticut home four years ago.
18, Jul 2014 - Ford Doddy waives extradition
Alleged killer Terence Doddy listens to Judge John Murphy in the Rock County Courthouse during Tuesday's extradition hearing. Doddy represented himself and agreed to return to Rockford, Illinois where he faces three counts of first-degree murder in relation to the murder of Todd Hansmeier.
17, Jul 2014 - Ford Officials: Transgender girl moved to male facility - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Child protection officials say a transgender Connecticut girl who was moved from a women's prison to a psychiatric center for children has now been relocated to a center for delinquent boys after an assault.
15, Jul 2014 - Ford Suspect arrested in shooting captured on video - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been arrested on charges he sprayed gunfire into a crowd outside a downtown Stamford nightclub, injuring five in a chaotic scene captured on video.
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