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  • Litter crackdown in Nazareth smacks of selective prosecution

    There went Thomas Trachta's hopes for a successful appeal of what had to be the most mortifying court setback since Capt. Queeg was rolling his ball bearings in "The Caine Mutiny." Not only did a judge take a verbal rubber hose to the Nazareth police...
  • Class-action suit filed over Batavia energy deal

    Class-action suit filed over Batavia energy deal
    A class-action suit filed in Kane County Tuesday alleges misinformation was provided about a downstate coal plant that ultimately has cost Batavia consumers higher electric rates. Nine Batavia residents and business owners listed as plaintiffs in the...
  • Massive fraud plus lavish lifestyle equals 30 years

    Massive fraud plus lavish lifestyle equals 30 years
    Darryl Burke spent the past 25 years ripping off millions of dollars, hiding from the feds and, when authorities did catch up to him, bouncing in and out of prison. He defied the system. He hid behind aliases. He lived it up at a South Florida...
  • Council authorizes $16.4 million bond for new senior center facility

    After months of study sessions and planning, the Huntington Beach City Council took two major steps Monday toward making a long-awaited senior center a reality. Council members voted unanimously to authorize taking out a $16.4 million bond to help pay...
  • Man gets 40 years for 2011 killing during drive-thru dispute

    Man gets 40 years for 2011 killing during drive-thru dispute
    A Broadview man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for running a man over twice and killing him during a 2011 dispute in the drive-thru lane of a Maywood fast food restaurant, prosecutors said today. Gregory Coppage, 56, was convicted in June of the...
  • R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

    R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...
    One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University....
  • Complaint filed over attorney's alleged behavior at adult store

    Complaint filed over attorney's alleged behavior at adult store
    A former assistant Cook County state's attorney is facing a complaint from the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for alleged misconduct at a Chicago adult store. The complaint, filed by the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary...
  • Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]

    Defense attorney attacks unjustified [Commentary]
    Editor's note: This article has been updated from an earlier version Criminal trials typically end once the jury returns its verdict. The attorneys move on to their next cases, unless appeal is pursued, and the debate ends. Unfortunately, that has not...
  • Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]

    Judicial presumption of guilt unfair to defendants [Commentary]
    The Baltimore Sun's recent article on a man charged, arrested and detained pending trial for a robbery that occurred while he was in jail on a different charge ("Man charged with street robbery that happened while he was in jail Aug. 14) highlights a...
  • Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty

    Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty
    SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial. The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
  • Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony

    Boy's alleged abuse described in graphic grand jury testimony
    Before 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was allegedly beaten to death by his mother and her boyfriend, they doused him with pepper spray, forced him to eat his own vomit and locked him in a cabinet with a sock stuffed in his mouth to muffle his screams,...