• Parole denied for man convicted of 1960 murder

    by  • October 31, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has denied parole for a man serving a life sentence for a 1960 killing at Starved Rock State Park. The (Ottawa) Times reports the board voted 7-7 on Chester Weger’s request for parole. The 74-year-old needed eight votes to be granted parole. Weger was convicted...

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    Pontiac police officer killed in crash

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    PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — Pontiac police say an on-duty officer and his police dog have been killed in a vehicle crash. Pontiac police say 29-year-old officer Casey Kohlmeier was killed late Wednesday. Officials say another vehicle struck Kohlmeier’s marked K-9 vehicle on Interstate 55. The officer was on duty and in the median turn...

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