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2 charged in coronavirus prank in Joliet store

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Joliet say a teen suspected of spraying disinfectant inside a Walmart while announcing that he had the new coronavirus has turned himself. Police say 19-year-old Tyler Wallace is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct,

Tonica FD recieves monitor/defibrillator pack

TONICA – The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department was given a monitor and defibrillator pack that will allow their ambulance to be upgraded to a paramedic level. The department announced that they were recently donated a Lifepak 15 with assistance from the Illinois Department of Natural

Man charged in cellmate’s slaying in Cook County Jail

  CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in the beating death of his cellmate at the Cook County Jail. Christian Gonzalez was expected to appear Thursday in bond court. Authorities say 19-year-old Pedro Ruiz was found unresponsive early Saturday

Illinois man admits to stealing millions from investor

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who portrayed himself as a heavyweight in the Las Vegas sports gambling scene has pleaded guilty to defrauding an investor out of about $9.6 million. Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Gorodetsky, of Northbrook, pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal counts of wire