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07, Jun 2013 - Milan 7 years sought for Berlusconi 'bunga bunga' aides - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
MILAN (AP) - Prosecutors have wrapped up their case against three former aides to Silvio Berlusconi accused of procuring prostitutes for the ex-premier, asking a court to convict them and sentence them to seven years in prison.
07, Jun 2013 - Large, old Illinois prison could burn alternative fuel
A 140-year-old Illinois prison housing the state's toughest criminals could one day be home to a modern and ecologically friendly power-generator.
07, Jun 2013 - Prosecutors seek 48 months prison sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors are asking for a prison sentence of 48 months for former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr, who admitted to using campaign funds for lavish personal gifts and other purposed not permitted by law. Prosecutors also asked for his wife Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago city council member, to serve 18 months in prison for misuse of campaign funds. Jesse ...
07, Jun 2013 - Mexico Mexico vigilantes, police kill 3 cartel suspects - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - Three suspected drug-gang gunmen were killed in a confrontation with community self-defense squads and federal police in the mountains of western Mexico, the local mayor said Wednesday.
07, Jun 2013 - DNA on beer cans leads to NY suspect's arrest - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a burglar's decision to knock back a couple of beers during a break-in at an upstate New York home led to his arrest.
07, Jun 2013 - Hillside CeaseFire Illinois director arrested on domestic battery charge
HILLSIDE – Tio Hardiman, the director of CeaseFire Illinois, a prominent anti-violence group known for mediating gang conflicts in Chicago, was arrested Friday at his home on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge, the Chicago Tribune reported.
07, Jun 2013 - 2 suspected in Danish police data hacking - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - The Swedish founder of the file-sharing site The Pirate Bay is suspected along with a Dane of hacking into a company handling sensitive information for the Danish police, officials said Thursday.
07, Jun 2013 - Nashville Jailed coach attempts suicide in Tennessee
CARBONDALE — A former Southern Illinois soccer coach attempted suicide in his Tennessee jail cell Wednesday morning as police investigate whether he had sexual relationships with as many as five underage victims.
07, Jun 2013 - Prosecutors seek 48-month prison sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors have asked for a prison sentence of 48 months for former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who admitted to using campaign funds for lavish personal gifts and other purposes not permitted by law. Prosecutors in court papers filed on Friday also asked for his wife, Sandi Jackson, a former Chicago city council member, to serve 18 ...
07, Jun 2013 - Estranged husband Clay Waller pleads guilty in wife's death
JACKSON, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri man has pleaded guilty to killing his estranged wife, a mother of triplets who was missing for almost two years before her body was found in Illinois last week. Clay Waller of Jackson pleaded guilty Thursday to second-degree murder in the death of Jacque Waller. She had been missing since June 1, 2011, the same day the couple met with a divorce lawyer ...
07, Jun 2013 - 15 years for Elgin cocaine dealer following drug sting conviction
ST. CHARLES TWP. — An Elgin man has been sentenced to prison for a large cocaine deal he executed with someone who turned out to be an undercover police officer. Jorge A. Tejeda, 41, of the 300 block of North Crystal Avenue, was sentenced late Wednesday by Circuit Judge David R. Akemann to 15 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Tejeda was convicted last June 27 by a Kane County jury ...
07, Jun 2013 - Hillside CeaseFire Illinois director denies domestic abuse charges
Tio Hardiman, the CeaseFire Illinois director arrested last week on charges that he beat his wife, insisted on his innocence Sunday and said he's interested in one day having mediators "interrupting domestic violence."
07, Jun 2013 - Illinois youth prison had high rate of sex assault
CHICAGO — Nearly one in five inmates at a now-defunct Joliet, Ill., youth prison reported being victims of sexual assault, one of the highest rates of any youth detention center in the country, according to a report released Thursday morning by the U.S. Department of Justice.
07, Jun 2013 - Hillside Illinois: Anti-Violence Leader Arrested
The police said that Tio Hardiman, head of a violence prevention group that works with Chicago gang members, was arrested Friday after his wife came to the police station with injuries.
07, Jun 2013 - Prosecution recommends 4 years prison for Jesse Jackson Jr.
In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. arrives at federal in Washington.
07, Jun 2013 - Hillside Anti-violence leader accused of domestic battery
The head of the CeaseFire Illinois anti-violence group is in police custody in west suburban Hillside, charged with domestic battery, and the arrest could threaten the organization’s funding from the city of Chicago. The wife of Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire Illinois director and creator of the Violence Interrupter Initiative, “came into the police station” Friday morning to report a domestic battery ...
07, Jun 2013 - Virginia Clinton supporter gets 2 years for funneling cash - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A northern Virginia businessman has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for illegally funneling nearly $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's political campaigns in 2006 and 2008.
07, Jun 2013 - Hillside Bail set at $20K for CeaseFire Illinois director in domestic battery
Tio Hardiman, the director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois, “punched and kicked his wife” after the two had a verbal altercation in front a family member, Cook County prosecutors alleged Saturday.
07, Jun 2013 - Zanesville Patrol to focus on I-70 crimes
An intensified multijurisdictional three-month enforcement effort focusing on Interstate 70, from the Ohio/West Virginia state line to the state line at Illinois, is underway and will continue through Aug.
07, Jun 2013 - AP Exclusive: Soldier to admit Afghan massacre - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
SEATTLE (AP) - The Army staff sergeant charged with slaughtering 16 villagers in 1 of the worst atrocities of the Afghanistan war will plead guilty to avoid the death penalty in a deal that requires him to recount the horrific attack for the first time, his attorney told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
07, Jun 2013 - Mexico Official: No video of 11 missing in Mexico City - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico City authorities say surveillance video reviewed so far by police hasn't shown an abduction of 11 young people who have been missing for more than a week.
06, Jun 2013 - AG: Won't prosecute reporters for doing their jobs - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder denied Thursday that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close.
06, Jun 2013 - Blue Island State police: Man killed in I-57 rollover crash
A motorist died after he was ejected from a car during a rollover collision on Interstate 57 early Wednesday, Illinois State Police said. The crash happened about 12:05 a.m. in the expressway’s northbound lanes near 147th Street in south suburban Posen, leaving a 2005 Cadillac in the center median, state police said. State police said the Cadillac and another car were travelling north when they ...
06, Jun 2013 - Carbondale Report: Driver lacked license in deadly southern Illinois wreck
PERCY, Ill. -- A newspaper reports that police believe a motorist didn’t have a driver’s license at the time he hit and killed a 5-year-old boy in southern Illinois. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinois reports that authorities have ticketed 40-year-old Jose Gustavo Jimenez Lara with not having a valid driver’s license during last Friday’s accident in Percy. Investigators say Lara told them he was ...
06, Jun 2013 - Benton Accountant admits role in scamming elderly client
A southeastern Illinois accountant faces up to 40 years in prison after admitting in federal court that he stole more than $2 million from an elderly client for personal use.
06, Jun 2013 - NYC police: Notes to Obama, mayor had gun threats - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this April 25, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right is joined by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, left, during a news conference in New York.
06, Jun 2013 - Correction: Texas Storms story - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) - In a story May 16 about tornadoes that swept through North Texas, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the executive director for Trinity Habitat for Humanity in Fort Worth. He is Gage Yager, not Yeager.
06, Jun 2013 - Saudi remains behind bars after $2M bond posted - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
(AP Photo/Warrensburg Police Department). This undated booking mug shot released by Warrensburg Police Department shows Ziyad Abid, a former University of Central Missouri student from Saudi Arabia accused of paying his roommate to kill a local bar owner.
06, Jun 2013 - Pay It Forward: Raising money for Special Olympics
MILAN, Illinois—When Mark Beckwith was chief of police in Milan, the department started to get involved with the Special Olympics....
06, Jun 2013 - UPDATE 2: One lane now open on eastbound I-70 after semi crash
Indiana State Police are now reporting that one lane of eastbound I-70 is open after a noon-hour accident involving a semitrailer containing hazardous materials shut down the road from near the Illinois state line to Indiana 46.
06, Jun 2013 - Madison Man gets 10 years in woman's crash death
A southern Illinois man whose girlfriend was killed when he crashed his minivan while fleeing from a police checkpoint has been sentenced to spend a decade in prison.
06, Jun 2013 - Marion police looking for person of interest in cash theft
Detectives are searching for a woman who is a person of interest in a theft incident in Marion, Illinois.
05, Jun 2013 - Wife: Slain Ky. officer will always 'be my hero' - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - The widow of an ambushed Kentucky police officer said Tuesday that her husband, who was gunned down when he stopped to pick up road debris on his way home, will be her lasting hero.
05, Jun 2013 - Allegations of sex, drugs roil Baltimore jail - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
BALTIMORE (AP) - Inmates often complain of idleness, but Tavon White apparently had no trouble keeping busy behind bars.
05, Jun 2013 - Peru Lawyer: Van der Sloot getting married in Peru - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Convicted Dutch murderer Joran van der Sloot is planning nuptials with a Peruvian woman in the prison where he's serving a 28-year sentence.
05, Jun 2013 - Horses finding a home at Illinois prison
The Vandalia prison in southern Illinois used to be a farm and dairy where the inmates could work. These days instead of milking cows the inmates just mix powdered milk with water. But a new program for retired racehorses is bringing animals back to the picturesque farmland. Kathleen Mattingly runs vocational programs for the Illinois Department of Corrections and says inmates will be taught how ...
05, Jun 2013 - Ft Hood suspect will use "defense of others" - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage says he'll use a "defense of others" argument when he represents himself at his upcoming murder trial.
05, Jun 2013 - Group says ex-leader of CeaseFire helped implement rule against domestic violence
CeaseFire Illinois’ former leader “should have volunteered” information about his 1999 domestic battery conviction to its parent agency, a spokesman said, because he was “fully aware” of and helped implement a zero-tolerance policy toward domestic violence charges. Tio Hardiman, who lost his job at CeaseFire this week, was arrested on a new charge of domestic battery Friday for allegedly beating ...
05, Jun 2013 - Carmi man gets 6 years for online drug sales
A southern Illinois man has been sentenced to six years in prison for selling prescription drugs over the Internet.
05, Jun 2013 - Logan Co. tax protester files returns under threat of jail
CHICAGO — A Logan County man has filed three years of Illinois tax returns after the Illinois attorney general’s office filed a petition to revoke his probation for not doing so on time.
05, Jun 2013 - Bradley Manning's attorney thanks supporters - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this May 21, 2013 file photo, Army Pfc.
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