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  • Plainfield woman gets 52 years for former boyfriend's murder

    Plainfield woman gets 52 years for former boyfriend's murder
    A Will County judge today sentenced a Plainfield woman to 52 years in prison for the 2007 murder of her former boyfriend. A jury in March found Gabriela Escutia, 25, guilty of the shooting death of Javier Barrios near a Meijer store in Plainfield. She...
  • Mom of slain pregnant woman sues Home Depot

     Mom of slain pregnant woman sues Home Depot
    The Plainfield mother of a pregnant woman who was slain in 2012 is suing the company that employed her daughter and the man convicted of killing her. Sherry Anicich, the mother of Alisha Bromfield, 21, who was about seven months pregnant in August...
  • Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing pregnant woman

    Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing pregnant woman
    A Plainfield man will spend the rest of his life in jail after a Wisconsin judge sentenced him to two consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole last week for murdering a pregnant Plainfield woman in 2012. Brian M. Cooper, 37, was found...
  • 4 police agencies involved in chasing woman driver

    4 police agencies involved in chasing woman driver
    A 50-year-old Oak Forest woman accused of ramming two Mokena squad cars and nearly hitting two police officers while fleeing into Orland Park and Tinley Park has been charged with three felonies in Will County and DUI/drugs in DeKalb County, where she was...
  • Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors

    Man recorded police chase, posted video to YouTube: prosecutors
    A seven-minute video shot by a speeding motorcyclist as he eluded police could end up costing the rider up to six years in prison when he is sentenced Friday. Hamza Ali Ben Ali was accused of trying to goad a Westmont officer into a high speed chase...
  • 7 people charged in Naperville drug bust: authorities

    7 people charged in Naperville drug bust: authorities
    DuPage County authorities have charged seven people in an ongoing drug investigation that centered on a Naperville apartment complex. The arrests capped a four-month investigation, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said today. The...
  • Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed

    Florida inmate attacks officer after being pepper sprayed
    Before he could even get into his holding cell, a Florida inmate being booked into jail attacked a law enforcement officer, according to Bay News 9. Xavier Washington, 43, was sent to the Marion County Jail on violation of probation and career...
  • Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate

    Another state could be getting Confederate flag license plate
    There are several states in the union that allow specialty license plates adorned with the Confederate flag. And now there could be one more, Texas. Will Florida be next? Probably not, but here's why. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth District...
  • Seminole judge makes Facebook post criticizing candidate running against her husband

    Seminole judge makes Facebook post criticizing candidate running against her husband
    Facebook has already gotten one Seminole County judge in hot water. Now it's at the center of another dispute, this time with a different Sanford judge, one just fined $25,000 for unethical behavior. Seminole County Judge Debra Krause last week urged...
  • Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash

    Judge upholds guilty ruling in 'huffing' crash
    The judge who found a Highland Park woman guilty of aggravated DUI for a crash that killed a 5-year-old girl won’t reverse his ruling, he announced today. Carly Rousso understood when she inhaled a cleaning product that the act would impair her...
  • A shroud of secrecy around executions: Is this the American way?

    A shroud of secrecy around executions: Is this the American way?
    So what should a state do when its executions run into trouble? If you’re Ohio, apparently you try to cloak the process in secrecy. Ohio – like Missouri, Oklahoma and a few other states – has had trouble killing people. Among the...