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ALEDO — Two Rock Island men’s child porn case is likely to be federally prosecuted. William M. Ashby, 25, of 26th Street in Rock Island, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in his case last week. A preliminary hearing is when testimony is presented to determine if there is probable cause that an offense occurred. Ashby has been charged with six felonies, including four Class X felony counts of child porn, one Class X felony count of aggravated criminal...

Posted at 1:45 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Six registered child sex offenders want a judge to stop Illinois from enforcing laws they say are unconstitutionally vague and unfairly restrict their movements.

Posted at 12:30 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal lawsuit claims Starbucks regularly overfills its cold drinks with ice instead of using the advertised amount of coffee or other liquid in its plastic cups.

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 6:32 PM

After a two-day bench trial Danyel BJ Smith, 25, of Elmwood, was found guilty by Judge Jeffery O’Connor of both Class X felony predatory criminal sexual assault and Class X felony aggravated kidnapping of a victim under the age of...

Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 3:24 PM

GALESBURG — A juvenile case against a Galesburg man was dismissed and re-filed in adult court after he recently turned 18. Drake A. Mortensen, 18, of North Arthur Street, had a video bond appearance Friday afternoon before Knox...

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 5:43 PM

Clutching a stuffed bear, a 7-year-old girl, the alleged victim of Danyel BJ Smith, 25, of Elmwood testified Thursday about a kidnapping and sexual assault incident from Aug. 21, 2015 at the Hatzer-Nordstrom auction in Annawan.

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 2:43 PM

GALESBURG — A Galesburg man took a plea deal Thursday in a bank robbery case. Tyson R. Stevens, 39, of Illinois Avenue, pleaded guilty to felony counts of robbery and unlawful use of a credit or debit card. The following...

Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 2:05 PM

GALESBURG — Bond reductions were denied Thursday for two co-defendants in the Dakota Tinkham murder case. Knox County Judge Paul Mangieri increased the bond amount for Raymond M. Gabel, 18, of Country Elms Estates, from $1 million to...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 5:34 PM

A Henry County jury took just 38 minutes Wednesday to find Thomas D. Schaefer, 46, of Kewanee, guilty of Class 2 felony counts of production and possession of between 50 and 200 cannabis plants.Schaefer is charged with growing...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM

GALESBURG — A Chicago man pleaded guilty in a drug case Wednesday. What happened? Jamar M. Purnell, 39, Chicago, pleaded guilty to one felony count of possession of cannabis. Counts of felony cannabis trafficking and...

Updated Apr 27, 2016 at 11:59 AM

CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in the hush-money case that included...

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