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Judge Throws Out Conviction in Illinois Student’s Death

This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Sheriffs Office in Murphysboro, Ill., shows Gaege Bethune. A Jackson County judge vacated Bethune’s first-degree murder conviction Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the 2014 death of Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese. A jury had convicte

FORENSIC MAGAZINE - 2018-09-18 15:35:09

Woman Dies After Being Crushed By Tree Her Son Cut Down

Instead, the 50-foot-tall tree fell the opposite way, bouncing off a nearby tree on the way down and landing on his mother's tent.

NBC CHICAGO - 2018-09-19 23:33:03

New Illinois Law Allows Doctors To Switch Opioid Prescriptions For Medical Marijuana - The Ring of Fire Network

A recently-passed law in the state of Illinois is going to give doctors in the state the freedom needed to switch patientsfrom opioid painkillers to medical marijuana, a move the state hopes will help combat the opioid epidemic and thousands of opioid deaths the state has witnessed. Studies have con

TROFIRE.COM - 2018-09-18 17:02:39

Two Found Dead in Elburn Home Believed to Have Had Cardiac Incidents

Upon arrival, officers found the residence secured, however, a person was seen through a window lying on the floor of the lower level.

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 19:52:00

💸 Bills upon bills: The 20 worst deadbeat parents of Illinois

A "deadbeat" parent is classified as those who owe $5,000 or more in past-due child support.These are the 20 parents that owe the most in past-due child support accumulated under an Illinois court or an administrative support order pursuant to Section 12-12.1 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.Source:I

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-09-19 13:30:00

Illinois Has 9 Of The 50 Best Suburbs In The U.S.: Study

ILLINOIS — On Niche's latest list of America's 50 best suburbs, Illinois snagged nearly 20 percent of the spots. Ranging from No. 3 to No. 49, many of Illinois' suburbs make easy work out of creating great places to live.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 20:49:56

Manufacturer to shutter 2 Illinois plants, open $26M Indiana facility

A suburban manufacturer has announced plans toinvest $26 millioninto a new facility in Hobart, Indiana, while shuttering its two Illinois plants.

ILLINOISPOLICY.ORG - 2018-09-19 20:28:25

Illinois Basketball: Illini targets in the top 150 for the class of 2020

Those two departing before 2020 makes this class a big one for the Illinois basketball program. They need more guards to come in and, thankfully, the class of 2020 can fill that need. This is a guard-heavy class. Illinois will also need a big man as well. More big man depth is always a big thing wit

WRITINGILLINI.COM - 2018-09-19 09:29:13

WATCH: Aurora Police Officers Comes To Aid Of Skunk With Cup Stuck On Its Nose

— Working the overnight shift often stinks.Especially when confronted by a skunk with a cup stuck on its nose.That was the situation faced by Aurora police officer Derrick Hight, who was called to a laundry in the 600 block of South Broadway around 5:20 a.m. on Sept 11.Hight was able to gingerly mov

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-09-18 09:53:08

Police Investigate Shots Fired Report In Aurora: Cops

AURORA, IL — Police in Aurora are investigating a report of shots fired that took place Thursday evening. According to police, the gunshots were heard just before 8 p.m. in the 1500 block of Heather Dr.


Batavia Burglaries, Vehicle Thefts Under Investigation After Subjects Hit Southwest Side Residences

In Sugar Grove, North Aurora and even Elmhurst, a vehicle connected to those burglaries was pursued but was not able to be stopped.

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 12:59:00

Aurora man charged with robbing BMO Harris Bank

This surveillance photo from the BMO Harris Bank on North Lake Street in Aurora was released by the FBI after it was robbed on Sept. 13. Authorities have charged Lester Bernard, 53, of Aurora in the robbery.courtesy of the FBI


'This Is A Stickup; Don't Make It A Murder:' Aurora Bank Robbed

AURORA, IL — A man is in custody after he allegedly robbed an Aurora Bank by intimidation Thursday. Firefighters pursued and helped detain Lester N. Bernard after police say he used a threatening note that read, "This is a stickup; don't make it a murder" to rob nearly $3,400 from the BMO Harris Ban

PATCH - 2018-09-19 15:36:21

Aurora Man Arrested on Kendall County Drug Charge

Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Roger Galvan booking photo(Kendall County Jail photo)An Aurora man wanted in Kendall County was arrested on a drug charge over the weekend.Kendall County Court documents show 34 year-old Roger Galvan of Bevier Pl. in Aurora is charged with felony M


Drunk Driver Pretends He's Boxer Oscar De La Hoya: Cops

BOLINGBROOK, IL - A 25-year-old man who resides in Cicero was stopped by Bolingbrook Police officers over the weekend on charges of suspected drunken driving. But village police were initially led to believe that the man behind the wheel was a famous boxer. The driver identified himself as Oscar De

PATCH - 2018-09-18 19:29:45

Two charged in Aurora home invasion where shots were fired

Savaughn A. Strickland, 33, of the 0-99 block of North Loucks Street, Aurora, is charged with firing the shots and faces felonies of home invasion where a firearm was discharged and criminal damage to property, according to court records. He also is charged with injuring seven people in a DUI crash


Aurora Police Officers Comes To Aid Of Skunk With Cup Stuck On Its Nose

Working the overnight shift often stinks. Especially when confronted by a skunk with a cup stuck on its nose. Matt Yurus reports.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-09-18 20:23:00

West Aurora High School Students Give Up their Cell Phones

Perhaps the most infuriating and mystifying part of modern teenage culture is an object that teens find to be a normal, natural part of everyday lives: their cell phones. While the exact effects of smartphones are still being studied, the fact that these devices are becoming increasingly saturated i

PATCH - 2018-09-18 22:21:57

Top 10 Subdivisions in Aurora, IL - September 2018

Stonebrook- 2 homes for sale (Avg: $547,500)Stonebrook is a 72 single family home neighborhood built between the late 1990's and mid 2010's, it is adjacent to Stonebrook Country Club. Stonebrook features homes with floor plans ranging from 2,800 to 4,300 square feet of living space. Stonebrook is lo

PATCH - 2018-09-18 14:55:25

Missing Ohio Teen Has Connections In Yorkville, Plano: Sheriff

YORKVILLE, IL — The Kendall County Sheriff's Office said an Ohio teen that's been missing for over a week has connections in the Yorkville/Plano area and is most likely headed there. The sheriff's office said 16-year-old Sydney Pastva has been missing from her family home in Lorain, Ohio since Sept.

PATCH - 2018-09-18 20:01:31