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Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 3:22 PM

GALESBURG — A bench trial for a man accused of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 was continued Friday afternoon because of video evidence issues. Bobby Jo Jenkins, 44, South Henderson Street, was in court for about six hours Friday for a bench trial in front of Circuit Judge Paul Mangieri. Jenkins has been charged with five counts of Class X felony predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of Class X felony aggravated child...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 7:41 PM

PEORIA — A Galesburg man could face up to life in prison when sentenced in May on federal gun charges.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 5:31 PM

FREEPORT — A 20-year-old Freeport man was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Monday in connection with an Oct. 25 shooting in...

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 4:43 PM

PEORIA — A South Peoria man faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly holding up a friend this week.

Updated Feb 3, 2016 at 4:33 PM

PEORIA — A Galesburg man will be sentenced on federal gun charges in three months here. Freddie Collins Jr., 44, Chestnut Street, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in federal court to one count of use, carrying and possession of a...

Posted Feb 3, 2016 at 8:30 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — A new report shows 13 people in Illinois falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated last year.

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 5:31 PM

PEORIA — A Washington man was indicted Tuesday on charges he was intoxicated roughly 18 months ago in a motorcycle accident that killed his passenger.

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 2:59 PM

FREEPORT — The second of two people accused of manufacturing or possessing methamphetamine in Freeport was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison. Sandra Noble, 45, of Freeport, pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated manufacturing...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 7:25 AM

CHICAGO — Chicago saw a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in January — the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years and a blow to a police force struggling to regain public trust following the release of...

Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 12:15 PM

GALESBURG — Authorities investigated two meth labs over the weekend, including one that started a house fire Saturday night. In addition, three separate incidents led to six arrests on meth charges during the weekend.

Updated Feb 1, 2016 at 8:12 PM

PEKIN — More than a dozen criminal defendants have been saved from incarceration and the virtual prison of drug addiction through Tazewell County’s drug court program. Michelle Paranto of Washington wants to join them.

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