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  • Judge: Woman charged in animal abuse case must forfeit horses

    Judge: Woman charged in animal abuse case must forfeit horses
    A judge ordered an Elgin woman today to forfeit more than two dozen horses seized last month by the Kane County animal control department, prosecutors said. Stacy Fiebelkorn, who is facing misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, failed to post a court-...
  • Murder trial opens in shooting death of boy, 5

    Murder trial opens in shooting death of boy, 5
    A man accused of opening fire on a car carrying a family, killing a 5-year-old boy, had been aiming at the boy’s father, ┬áprosecutors said today during the opening of the defendant’s murder trial. But defense attorneys for accused gunman...
  • Imprisoned father of 5-year-old slaying victim testifies at murder trial

    Imprisoned father of 5-year-old slaying victim testifies at murder trial
    Two Elgin street gang members who authorities said were locked in a deadly feud met in a Cook County courtroom today as one of them stood trial on charges he murdered the other’s 5-year-old son in 2011. Eric Galarza, 33, father of the dead child,...
  • Jury set in McDonnell trial

    Jury set in McDonnell trial
    RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday. The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
  • Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say

    Four charged with heroin trafficking, DuPage prosecutors say
    An Elgin man and his two sons are among four people charged with heroin trafficking following an investigation involving local and federal law enforcement agencies, DuPage prosecutors said Friday. Luis Hernandez, 47, of the 200 block of Comstock Drive...
  • McDonnell trial: Tidbits of first-week testimony

    RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle. Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved. Star...
  • Elgin woman wages legal fight in cruelty case

    Elgin woman wages legal fight in cruelty case
    An Elgin woman who had a menagerie of goats, horses and other creatures seized wants Kane County to turn over records related to the resignation of the county official who oversaw the process. The attorney for Stacy Fiebelkorn said that the documents...
  • Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors

    Recaptured Elgin prisoner tells judge he hears voices, needs help: prosecutors
    An Elgin Mental Health Center prisoner who police said escaped from a state vehicle and was captured after a massive manhunt Wednesday told a judge today that he hears voices and needs help, according to Kane County prosecutors. Jesse Vega, 33, made the...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • Tidbits of testimony from the trial's second week

    RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week. Williams' adviser Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
  • McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial

    McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial
    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives. Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...