• DeRyke pleads not guilty to murder of niece

    by  • September 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 22-year-old Effingham County man has pleaded not guilty to three counts first degree murder in the stabbing death of his 7-year-old niece Willow Long. Justin DeRyke entered the not guilty pleas this afternoon during a court appearance in Effingham County Court. Authorities allege DeRyke killed Willow late Sept. 7 or early Sept. 8...

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    Man mistakenly released from jail captured

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man serving a 12-year sentence at Stateville Correctional Center who was mistakenly released Monday from Cook County Jail has been captured in Kane County. Cook County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cara Smith says 25-year-old Jeremiah Harris was captured Wednesday afternoon in Carpentersville without incident. Smith said investigators were given information that...

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    Court receives “message” from man indicted in niece’s stabbing death

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    EFFINGHAM — A grand jury in southern Illinois has indicted a man on charges that he stabbed his 7-year-old niece to death. The indictment returned Wednesday by Effingham County grand jurors accuses 22-year-old Justin DeRyke of three counts of first-degree murder. The indictment replaces a criminal complaint bearing those charges against DeRyke earlier this...

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    Judge plans decision on lawmaker pay lawsuit

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Cook County Circuit Court judge was expected to hear arguments today in a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to stop lawmakers from being paid until they agree on how to deal with Illinois’ nearly $100 billion public pension  problem. House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton sued after Quinn used...

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    Shooting incident leads to Opdyke man’s arrest

    by  • September 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A weekend shooting incident in Jefferson County has resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old Opdyke man, who was charged with multiple felonies Wednesday morning. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, they responded to a call Friday night on Stratford Lane, where it was reported that that Kyle E. Shelton had allegedly shot...

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