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Illinois Bomb Squad gang members convicted of racketeering

PEORIA (AP) – Thirteen members of a central Illinois street gang called the Bomb Squad are facing the possibility of decades in prison after jurors in central Illinois convicted them of a racketeering conspiracy that included murders and drug trafficking. The federal jury returned

Illinois man with trick gun gets 30-year prison sentence

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of rigging a shotgun to his shed to prevent breaks-ins has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in the death of a man who opened the shed door and was shot. William Wasmund of Union County was sentenced Monday, three months after being convicted

Nonprofit cat rescue program offers support in LaSalle

LASALLE – A trap, neuter and rescue program wants to help the city of LaSalle with their stray cat dilemma. Earlier this month, Mayor Jeff Grove voiced his concern regarding stray cats in the area. On Monday night, The Safe House Animal Rescue League out of Dalzell says they’re

One person dead, one charged in Sunday night Dekalb shooting

  DEKALB – An Aurora woman faces multiple charges in connection to a shooting that left one person dead. 28-year-old Vanity Garcia is charged with concealment of a homicidal death and aggravated fleeing to elude after a deadly shooting and high speed police chase on Sunday night.