Courts across Illinois have had about a month to adjust to the requirements of the new bail reform law that took effect Jan. 1.

Suspects Wanted in Gaming Machine Thefts

Jan 4, 2018
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Officials are looking for information about two men they say have been breaking into video gaming terminals in central Illinois and stealing cash. The Illinois Gaming Board says the men have carried out several burglaries at video gaming establishments in recent months. The incidents have occurred at truck stops located just off Illinois interstates, including those in Pocahontas, Monee, Downs and Marion.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 97 others.

The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted seven petitions for clemency and denied 87 others.

Enterprise CarShare has announced it will stop doing business in Chicago indefinitely due to the theft or vandalism of its vehicles.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Police in Springfield have reported a rising number of copper thefts with rising temperatures. 

Prosecutors are asking a judge to deny requests from former Illinois U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock to throw out his corruption case. Prosecutors say Schock's reasons for dismissing the charges against him are "meritless." They made their argument in a filing in U.S. District Court in Springfield.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 197 others.  The Illinois Prisoner Review Board says the granted cases involve attempted burglary, theft and drug charges.  A petitioner granted clemency is allowed to go to court to seek expungement of a criminal record. Each person granted clemency has undergone a background check.

Federal prosecutors are asking that a woman who stole nearly $1 million from Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History should spend four years in prison.  Caryn Benson pleaded guilty to embezzlement in January 2016 for stealing money prosecutors say she used to buy expensive clothing, watches, handbags and luxury cars.

Authorities in northern Illinois are investigating the theft of about $75,000 worth of Grateful Dead prints waiting to be sent to their new owner following an auction last month.

Authorities have charged four people in connection with the theft of more than $876,000 from the Chicago Public Schools through a fraudulent billing scheme.

An Illinois parolee faces up to two decades in federal prison after admitting in court he helped steal assault-style rifles and other firearms from a store in what authorities say was his plot to sell them to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

Copper piping stolen from decommissioned dorm

Oct 3, 2014
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Illinois State University has hired a company to remove recyclables from the decommissioned Atkin Colby residence halls on the south side of campus. 

Identity theft roundtable held in Peoria

Aug 14, 2014

Attorney General Lisa Madigan also hosted a consumer fraud roundtable discussion with Peoria-area law enforcement and community groups. The goal was to discuss how to identify and avoid consumer scams revolving around student loans and identity theft. Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy says many people don’t think to call law enforcement when they’re victims of fraud:

Two people are being charged with stealing what’s believed to be more than one-million dollars in Caterpillar equipment. East Peoria police say 50-year old John Peters of East Peoria and 35-year old Eliot Wells of Peoria are at the Tazewell County Jail for burglary and theft of more than 100-thousand dollars in materials.

Judge supports District 150 firing of principal

Sep 9, 2013

Peoria Judge Michael Brandt says District 150 was correct in its firing of former principal Mary Davis.  Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports: