• Inmate released in error, back in IDOC custody

    by  • October 7, 2013

    As first reported by Withers Broadcasting, a Vienna Correctional Center inmate was accidentally released by the Illinois Department of Corrections Friday and placed on a passenger bus bound for Chicago. According to a corrections spokesman, 38-year-old Michael Sanders is back in custody. Corrections department spokesman tom Shaer says Sanders was apprehended without incident in...

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    Ill. eyes Joliet youth center for inmates

    by  • October 7, 2013

    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

    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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    Death of 84-year-old Bonnie woman being investigated

    by  • October 4, 2013

    Local investigators have a suspect in custody in connection to the death of an 84-year-old Bonnie woman. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the body of Rita Newell was found inside her home Friday on West Helkin Drive in Bonnie. Deputies had been dispatched to the home to check on the well-being of an...

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

    by  • October 4, 2013

    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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