• AG calls for smartphone “kill switch”

    by  • June 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan wants smartphone manufacturers to develop a “kill switch” that would render stolen phones inoperable. Madigan says she’s joining other attorneys general and law enforcement officials at a summit with four major smartphone manufacturers. They are Apple, Google/Motorola, Microsoft and Samsung.

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    New details in Dahlgren bank robbery

    by  • June 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Thursday morning bank robbery in Hamilton County is under investigation. People’s National Bank in Dahlgren was reportedly robbed a little before 11:30 Thursday. Authorities described the suspect as a black male in his 20s, about 6-feet TO 6-feet 3-inches tall. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, a ski hat with ear...

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    New ‘RICO’ law leads to street gang arrests

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The use of a new Illinois racketeering law has resulted in the arrest of dozens of members of a West Side Chicago street gang. Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez announced Thursday racketeering and conspiracy charges were filed against 23 defendants who are primarily top leaders and members of the Black Souls...

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    Coroner: S. Illinois police chief kills self

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A coroner says a southwestern Illinois police chief who was suspended after being accused of felony misconduct has committed suicide. St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says 56-year-old J.D. Roth died Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Fairview Heights home. Prosecutors charged the former Caseyville police chief last month with...

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    Dahlgren People’s bank robbed

    by  • June 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A late morning bank robbery in Hamilton County is under investigation. People’s National Bank in Dahlgren was reportedly robbed a little before 11:30 Thursday morning. Authorities say an African American man displayed a weapon and demanded money. The suspect then managed to leave the bank on foot. We’ll have more details as they become...

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