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Lawyers support man's lawsuit in wrongful murder conviction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A dozen former prosecutors have filed a brief with the Illinois Supreme Court supporting a man's efforts to sue three police officers and a town over his wrongful conviction for murder. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports that the brief asks the court to grant Alan Beaman's

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 19:39:00

Nick in the AM: Multiple accidents on westbound I-74 in East Peoria

Westbound Interstate 74 in East Peoria was the site Wednesday morning of several multiple-vehicle crashes with injuries, according to the Illinois State Police. The wrecks took place at milepost 98, just east of the Pinecrest Drive interchange, a State Police news release stated. Police are asking d

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 14:22:41

Man arrested in latest Peoria homicide likely to be released today

PEORIA - The man arrested in connection with Peoria's latest homicide will not immediately face charges, the county's top prosecutor said. Rather, Melvin D. Wallace, 29, of Peoria, will likely be released from the Peoria County Jail sometime on Wednesday as State's Attorney Jerry Brady said, "there

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 17:50:18

Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges

A man once suspected in Peoria's second homicide of 2018 is now out of jail. Charges have been dropped against Melvin D. Wallace, 29. Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Wednesday he expected Wallace, who is claiming self-defense in the incident, would be released. Jamon Lewis was killed

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 08:02:00

Smokin' Notes BBQ closes in Peoria

PEORIA - A local barbecue restaurant that had gained popularity during its short time in the Sterling Bazaar shopping plaza was closed by the Illinois Department of Revenue last week. A sign was affixed to the front door of Smokin' Notes BBQ, 3311 N. Sterling Ave., on Jan. 9 stating that the busines

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 16:56:57

Peoria Police respond to 2nd homicide of 2018

PEORIA, Il. - "It does create outrage in our community, we want the violence to stop," said Amy Dotson, of the Peoria Police Department. Monday evening, 29 year old Melvin Wallace was booked in Peoria County Jail for murder after allegedly shooting and killing 19 year old Jamon Lewis at the Lexingto

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-01-16 22:23:14

Nick in the AM: Rumberger's expanding to Downtown Peoria

A familiar, reliable name appears ready to occupy a Downtown Peoria location that's played host to a seemingly endless parade of bars and restaurants. Rumberger's Wings & More is preparing a third Peoria outlet, at 500 Main St. It's expected to open in late February or in March. The new restaurant i


Looking for something to do this weekend?

World War I Speaker Series: Paul Holsinger; 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Normal Public Library, 206 W. College Ave., Normal; talk on ISU and Normal during war years; free; 309-433-3488. A Year with the Saint John's Bible; Jan. 18, IWU; special events tied to yearlong Ames Library display of Heritage Edition of f

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-18 21:00:00

Springfield city employee arrested for alleged prostitution, human trafficking

A Springfield man was arrested Wednesday for prostitution/human trafficking. The Springfield Police Department with help from the United States Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Marcus M. Rouse, 43, of Springfield. Police suspect Rouse to be involved in several incidents where women were

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-18 15:19:46

Mendoza to keynote Women's March Saturday in Springfield

State Comptroller Susana Mendoza will be the keynote speaker at the "Women's March to the Polls" rally at noon Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln statue on the east side of the Statehouse. Jennifer Lee of Springfield, co-president of Action Illinois, a progressive group organizing the event, said she e

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-01-18 20:46:17

City man accused of promoting prostitution, human trafficking

A 43-year-old Springfield man was arrested Wednesday on a variety of charges including promoting prostitution and human trafficking. Marcus M. Rouse, of the 2300 block of Ash Street, was arrested by Springfield detectives with the assistance of the United States Marshals Violent Fugitives Task Force

THE STATE JOURNAL - 2018-01-18 19:33:47

IDOT offering free child car seat checks

September 17-23, 2017 is National Child Passenger Safety Week and authorities are warning about the common mistakes parents make when putting infants in car seats. (WICS) The Illinois Department of Transportation has scheduled several events over the next couple of months where they will be offering

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2018-01-18 11:07:44

Pana man sentenced to 2.5 years in theft case

Rodney L. Green, 34, of Pana, was sentenced on Wednesday to 2.5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to retail theft and driving with a revoked license, Shelby County State's Attorney Gina Vonderheide said. The theft charge came after Green stole eight PS4 controller

SHELBYVILLE DAILY UNION - 2018-01-18 16:27:57

Republicans scrambling to avoid shutdown

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, A U.S. Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The world won't end if a dysfunctional Washington can't find a way to pass a funding bill before t

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-18 13:12:00

Hess sentenced to 35 years in prison

CARLINVILLE (Jan. 18, 2018) - Macoupin County State's Attorney Jennifer A. Watson announced Tuesday, Jan. 16, that Associate Judge Joshua A. Meyer has sentenced Thomas A. Hess, 33, of Virden to 35 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. On Nov. 14, a Macoupin County jury found Hess guilty o

ENQUIRERDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-01-18 09:32:31

HVAC units issue continues at school building

CARLINVILLE (Jan. 18, 2018) - The Carlinville Unit School District #1 held its monthly board of education meeting Monday, where they learned about the continuing issues of the newly installed HVAC unit at the Carlinville High School building. Dr. Becky Schuchman, Superintendent of Schools, notified

ENQUIRERDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-01-18 09:54:59

William Gray, missing from Kalamazoo for weeks, found dead in Detroit; suspect arrested

William Henry Gray is missing, and police said there is a potential that he is in danger. He was last seen Dec. 29, 2017. (Contributed) William Henry Gray, the 69-year-old Kalamazoo man police have been trying to find for weeks was found dead in Detroit. Police also have arrested a suspect in his de

WWMT - 2018-01-18 13:55:22

Athens teacher under investigation for alleged relationship with student

ATHENS, MI -- A teacher at Athens Area Schools in Calhoun County is on leave as police investigate an alleged teacher-student relationship. Carter Bright, chief of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi police, said his department was notified by Athens Area Schools Superintendent Joseph Huep

MLIVE.COM - 2018-01-18 19:20:46

North and southbound U.S. 131 business route in St. Joseph County closed

CONSTANTINE, MI -- The north and southbound lanes of U.S. 131 Business Route are closed Thursday morning due to downed power lines. The closure of U.S. 131 Business Route at Birch Street was reported by the Michigan Department of Transportation about 8:17 a.m. Jan. 18. The downed power lines are th

MLIVE.COM - 2018-01-18 13:42:28

Murder arrest made after Kalamazoo man's body found in Detroit

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo police have arrested a South Haven man on a charge of open murder following the discovery of a missing Kalamazoo man's body. The body of William Henry Gray, 69, was found in Detroit, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said in a press release Thursday. His body was r

MLIVE.COM - 2018-01-18 19:06:52