• Kinmundy man charged with dragging horse behind truck

    by  • May 26, 2014

    A 54-year-old Kinmundy man was arrested over the weekend on charges of alleged animal cruelty, fleeing and eluding and resisting police. Rodney L. Hassebrock is suspected of tying a horse to the back of his truck and then dragging the animal behind the vehicle, causing the animal serious injuries and leaving a trail of...

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    Ex-state legislator faces more child porn charges

    by  • May 23, 2014

    The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago announced Friday that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment this week charging Keith Farnham of Elgin with possession, receiving and transporting child pornography. Initially, he was charged in a criminal complaint with one count of possession of child pornography. The 66-year-old has been released on bond...

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    Speaker Madigan wants voters to decide on millionaire surcharge

    by  • May 23, 2014

    Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) wants to put a referendum before November voters about collecting a 3 percent “surcharge” on income greater than $1 million. Finding insufficient support for a referendum for a constitutional amendment, Madigan is turning to a non-binding question, which he has passed through a committee. “I’m not moving away...

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    Wanted fugitive captured in Alexander County

    by  • May 23, 2014

    Here’s an update to a story we brought you Thursday. Union County authorities say a wanted fugitive has been taken into custody. Union County deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested Brian K. Haymaker around 11 p.m. Thursday at an Alexander County home in McClure. Haymaker, a convicted sex offender, was wanted on a parole violation....

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    Toyota recalls more than 400k vehicles for safety problems

    by  • May 23, 2014

    Toyota is recalling 430,500 vehicles for three separate safety problems. The company said Thursday it’s recalling 370,000 Sienna minivans in cold weather states because road salt can corrode the spare tire carrier under the vehicle and the tire can fall off. The recall includes Siennas from the 2004 through 2011 model years. Toyota is...

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