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  • 'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges

    'Midnight Rider' executive pleads not guilty to criminal charges
    Jay Sedrish, an executive producer and unit production manager on the controversial movie "Midnight Rider," has pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of a 27-year-old camera assistant. Sedrish on...
  • Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...
  • Charges could prompt film industry to take crew safety more seriously

    Criminal charges brought against producers of the independent film "Midnight Rider," which was shut down after a deadly train crash, could prompt the movie industry to take crew safety more seriously on risky location shoots, industry experts say. A...
  • Man accused in witness-killing asks judge to grant bail

    Man accused in witness-killing asks judge to grant bail
    One of the men accused in the witness murder plot that claimed the life of 19-year-old Alex Zaldivar has asked to be granted bail in the first-degree murder case, set for trial in October. Donnell Godfrey's lawyer mentioned the motion at a hearing in...
  • Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls

    Man, 78, could serve less than a year for sex abuse of 2 girls
    Before her abuser was sentenced today to four years in prison, a young woman took the stand in a McHenry County courtroom and wept as she told the judge how her life had been altered at a young age. The abuse "set my life on a wrong course and destroyed...
  • Judge won't approve pollster for man accused in witness murder plot

    Judge won't approve pollster for man accused in witness murder plot
    Orange County residents won't be getting cold calls about Bessman Okafor any time soon, after a judge denied the suspected killer's request for funding to poll the public about its knowledge of his high-profile murder case. "After considering all of the...
  • Teen pleads guilty in attack, hate crime charge dropped

    Teen pleads guilty in attack, hate crime charge dropped
    A McHenry County judge on Tuesday dropped a hate crime charge against a middle school boy who attacked a fellow student in February. As part of a plea deal, the boy admitted guilt to the remaining charge, aggravated battery, and apologized to the victim...
  • Man sentenced to 22 years for stabbing girlfriend

    Man sentenced to 22 years for stabbing girlfriend
    A man who told his girlfriend he planned to go to jail for her murder before stabbing her repeatedly with a steak knife was sentenced today to 22 years in prison, according to DuPage County prosecutors. Demetrice Tompkins, 49, of Chicago, was found...
  • Man found guilty of attempted murder of girlfriend in Lombard

    Man found guilty of attempted murder of girlfriend in Lombard
    A Chicago man who allegedly said he was “going to jail today” moments before he repeatedly stabbed his former girlfriend with a steak knife was found guilty Thursday of attempted murder. Jurors in the DuPage County¬†trial of Demetrice...
  • Woman accused of husband's murder found mentally unfit for trial

    The Lombard woman accused of stabbing her husband to death will be remanded to a state facility after being declared mentally unfit to stand trial, according to DuPage County prosecutors.  Anka Miscevic was found unfit at a Thursday hearing before Judge...
  • Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home

    Man charged with killing woman who was found dead in his home
    A man previously accused of leaving a dead woman's remains in his McHenry County home and fleeing to Las Vegas has been charged with killing her. William J. Ross, 62, appeared in court Wednesday on murder charges stemming from the death of Jacqueline...