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Updated Feb 7, 2016 at 9:52 PM

From what his federal judge called a "terrible" childhood, Teddy Lee Jr. pursued a life of drugs and crime. It was interrupted with his latest arrest two years ago.It will remain on hold for about the next seven years as Lee, 27, serves the remainder of a 120-month prison term imposed Friday for his role in a major meth conspiracy operating in Mason and Tazewell counties.

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...

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.

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