• Ill. eyes Joliet youth center for inmates

    by  • October 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One step forward, two steps back. State officials are considering whether to use the now-closed Illinois Youth Center-Joliet as a facility to house mentally ill prisoners. The youth center was one of several state facilities that were shut this year as part of budget cuts. Tom Shaer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department...

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    Break-in at Sandoval Village Hall

    by  • October 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The village of Sandoval is reporting that between 3 and 7 a.m. Saturday, someone broke into the city hall building, entering  two of the interior offices. According to Mayor Pam Gelsinger, the water department office and an office she shares with police chief Andy Westman were entered, but it was not clear yet what...

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    Internal investigations at sheriff’s department result in resignation, retirement

    by  • October 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We have disturbing news coming from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department of two internal investigations that resulted in one sudden resignation and one sudden retirement. The recent and sudden retirement of one of the department’s sergeant deputies came just days after an internal investigation into the deputy was launched regarding reported sexual harassment. Internal...

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    IDOC searching for inmate released before parole date

    by  • October 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An inmate apprehension team was dispatched Friday, to take back into custody an inmate accidentally released earlier in the day from Vienna Corrections. According to Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer, 38-year-old Michael Sanders was released Friday, when prison officials miscalculated his parole date and placed him on a passenger bus bound for...

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