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22, Feb 2015 - Ford Affidavit: Man admits leaving mall with missing Md. sisters - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - A sex offender told investigators he left a Maryland shopping mall with two young sisters who disappeared in 1975 and later saw his uncle sexually assaulting one of the girls, according to newly unsealed police affidavits.
18, Feb 2015 - Ford Police: Robber left 91-year-old woman tied up for 12 hours - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
MILFORD, Del. (AP) - A man has been arrested after allegedly robbing and leaving a 91-year-old woman tied up for about 12 hours. Delaware State Police have charged 26-year-old Dustin Niebert with home invasion, robbery, assault and other offenses.
12, Feb 2015 - Ford Convicted killer says state won't let him practice religion - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & M
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A convicted killer has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state of Connecticut, saying he's not allowed to practice his religion in prison.
11, Feb 2015 - Ford MacArthur Foundation to give $75M toward fixing US jails - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
NEW YORK (AP) - In an effort to reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced it plans to give $75 million to local jail officials working on ways to remove nonviolent offenders, people too poor to afford bail and the mentally ill from behind bars.
11, Feb 2015 - Ford MacArthur Foundation pledges $75 million to fixing US jails - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
NEW YORK (AP) - To reduce the number of people locked up in local jails around the U.S., the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced it plans to give $75 million to local jail officials working on ways to remove nonviolent offenders, people too poor to afford bail and the mentally ill from behind bars.
06, Feb 2015 - Ford Milton Man Missing Since Wednesday
WTVO/WQRF - Police need the public's help to find a man missing since Wednesday. Allen Brown, 80, was last seen driving south on HWY 59 from Monroe to Illinois around 4:30pm. Police say Brown met a friend in Monticello and was supposed to return home in Milton, but he never did. Brown is driving a 2013 Ford Explorer with Wisconsin license plates "60YRS". He is bald, weighs 173 pounds, 5'6 ...
02, Feb 2015 - Ford Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Police in Central California have arrested a man accused of raping his 16-year-old girlfriend and beating her with a tire iron over the course of five days.
29, Jan 2015 - Ford People Prepare for Cold Weather Hitting the Stateline
ROCKFORD - Whether they are walking or driving, Illinois State Police officials say everybody needs to prepare for the dangerously cold weather. "[We are expecting] cold temps and possibly a lot of blowing snow that might reduce visibility. If we have a lot of traffic accidents out in the county, where the wind is usually worse, we have our snowmobile team in place for that," said Jerry Wiltfang ...
29, Jan 2015 - Ford Suspect in 4 Rockford killings brought to Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) _ Authorities from Rockford are headed to southern Illinois to retrieve a 22-year-old man accused in the shooting deaths of four people, including two young children. The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1D4pZsf) Rockford police detectives left Tuesday morning. Calvin L. Carter has been charged with first-degree murder in the Dec. 20 killings […]
29, Jan 2015 - Ford Records: Officer charged with murder shot man in back - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
ROCKY FORD, Colo. (AP) - Investigators say a police officer who killed a man while patrolling a rural Colorado community shot him in the back after stopping him on the street and following him home even though the man wasn't an imminent threat.
28, Jan 2015 - Ford Suspect charged with murder of missing Georgia couple - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
McRAE, Ga. (AP) - Elrey "Bud" Runion posted an ad on Craigslist seeking to buy a piece of his youth, a replica of the 1966 Ford Mustang convertible he bought after returning from the Vietnam War decades ago.
19, Jan 2015 - Ford Local Lawmaker Wants Death Penalty For Cop Killers
Rockford -Illinois State Representative John Cabello (R) took to social media on Tuesday to give his opinion on the recent string of shootings of police officers nationwide. Four officers have been shot in New York within the past month, and two of them were fatal shootings. Cabello expressed on Facebook that he believes the “fabric of society is beginning to tear,” and added “I think that it is ...
10, Jan 2015 - Ford Quinn pardons Rockford man wrongfully convicted in 1993 murder
A northern Illinois man who spent more than a decade in prison before DNA evidence cleared him in the 1993 murder of his girlfriend was pardoned by Gov. Pat Quinn.
01, Jan 2015 - Ford In 2015, Illinois to confront daunting issues, divisions
Keeping schools and social services funded. Making higher education more affordable. Addressing crowded prisons. Possibly redoing pension reform. As it enters 2015, Illinois faces a list of daunting issues ...
24, Dec 2014 - Ford Jets players speak out on slain NYPD officers - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. AP Sports Writer EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.
22, Dec 2014 - Ford Illinois city settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1 million
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run day care by two white police officers in 2009, according to officials. read more
22, Dec 2014 - Ford Illinois city settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run day care by two white police officers in 2009, according to officials.
22, Dec 2014 - Ford Two adults and two children gunned down in Rockford, Illinois home
Police are searching for clues after two adults and two children were shot to death inside a Rockford, Illinois home.
20, Dec 2014 - Ford Police: 4 unaccounted for in Connecticut house fire - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News
ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Police say four people are unaccounted for after a fire swept through a two-family Connecticut house. Firefighters responded at about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday to the fire in Enfield, about 20 miles northeast of Hartford, in north-central Connecticut.
18, Dec 2014 - Ford Illinois city settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run day care by two white police officers in 2009, according to officials.
18, Dec 2014 - Ford Illinois city settles lawsuit for $1.1M with estate of man killed by police inside day care
ROCKFORD, Ill. — The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run day care by two white police officers in 2009, according to officials.
07, Dec 2014 - Ford Rowland seeks leniency in campaign scam sentencing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Attorneys for former Gov. John G. Rowland on Thursday asked a judge for leniency when he is sentenced for scheming to hide work for political campaigns, citing his civic engagement and the unlikelihood that he would commit new crimes since he has no chance of returning to politics.
07, Dec 2014 - Ford Feds urge Rowland sentence of more than 3 years - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland should spend more than three years in prison for scheming to hide payment for work on congressional political campaigns, federal prosecutors say, arguing the twice-convicted felon has demonstrated a "troubling disrespect for the law."
30, Nov 2014 - Ford Man linked to heroin ring in '71 film nabbed again - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Alfred Catino's criminal record is a colorful history of drug dealing and prison sentences dating back to the 1960s, when federal authorities say he was part of the French Connection heroin smuggling ring that spawned an Oscar-winning movie of the same name.
30, Nov 2014 - Ford Death row inmate's prison food complaint rejected - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri Ne
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge in Connecticut has rejected the arguments of a home invasion killer on death row who complained that the food he is being served in prison is not kosher.
22, Nov 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Arrest Made In Freeport Murder
Update (2:07pm) ---- Police are releasing more details surrounding Dixson's arrest. Dixson was arrested by Illinois Dept. of Corrections Parole Officers in the 1300 block of Evelyn Street in Rockford. They picked him up around 8am Friday. Dixson was taken into custody without incident and is being held in the Winnebago County Jail on a $3 million bond. He'll be transferred to the Stephenson ...
22, Nov 2014 - Ford Man In Custody for Freeport Murder
FREEPORT, IL--22-year-old Damon Dixson was arrested at about 8am this morning. The Illinois Department of Corrections parole officers found him hiding out in the 1300 block of Evelyn Street in Rockford. Freeport police had been pursuing Dixson since November 13th when he was the prime suspect in the shooting death of Anthony Strong -- reportedly over a ten dollar haircut. Mayor Jim Gitz of the ...
22, Nov 2014 - Ford Police: Arrest of armed, dangerous man locks down Beloit school
A Beloit school was put on lockdown while police arrested an Illinois man on felony charges Thursday afternoon, according to a release. Around 12:30 p.m., the Beloit Police Department was contacted by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockford, Illinois, Police Department, and told them a suspect that was considered armed and dangerous and who was wanted on felony warrants was at a ...
12, Nov 2014 - Ford Police seek man who robbed store in Roberts
ROBERTS — The Ford County sheriff's office is searching for a man who robbed a convenience store in Roberts on Thursday night. Sheriff's deputies were called to the Roberts Quick Stop, at the intersection of Illinois 54 and Weldon Street, at about 7:45 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. read more
08, Nov 2014 - Ford Services set for couple killed in house explosion
INA, Ill. (AP) - Services are set for an elderly couple killed in a house explosion in the southern Illinois town of Ina. Jefferson County authorities say 87-year-olds Byford and Wastina Campbell died in the explosion Friday night. Police Chief Travis Allen has said the home was ...
07, Nov 2014 - Ford Rep. Ford Spared Jail, Gets Probation And Fine For Tax Charge
A federal judge has sentenced Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford to probation and a fine for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
07, Nov 2014 - Ford State rep sentenced to probation for misdemeanor tax conviction
Two years after being hit with fraud charges that carried the potential of years in prison, Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford was sentenced Friday to six months of probation on a misdemeanor tax count as a result of an extraordinary plea deal with federal prosecutors.
07, Nov 2014 - Ford Rockford man sentenced to prison on murder, robbery charges
A Rockford man will spend 23 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to second degree murder and robbery.
28, Oct 2014 - Ford Rockford Woman Hit In Head With Liquor Bottle
ROCKFORD - A woman is robbed and beaten on the city's west side. The incident happened at 1110 Morgan Street. Rockford Police, Winnebago Co. Sheriff's deputies, and Illinois State Police all responded. Police say two suspects entered through an unlocked door in the back the home. They found a 22 year-old woman inside and demanded cash, but she didn't have any with her. One of the suspects ...
25, Oct 2014 - Ford Inmate charged in 2002 fatal stabbing of Jennifer Boyd in Bedford Park
Steven Podkulski, an Illinois state prison inmate, is charged with first-degree murder in the 2002 slaying of Jennifer Boyd, who was stabbed to death in a Bedford Park storage facility where she worked.
07, Oct 2014 - Ford Drive for Tomorrow aims to teach Grundy County teens to embrace safe driving culture
WILMINGTON – Jayme Bufford loaded up an Illinois State Police truck Thursday with two dummies heading for a lethal ride.
03, Oct 2014 - Ford An Amendment To The State Constitution Could Help Crime Victims
ROCKFORD -- Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, Director of the organization Marsy's Law for Illinois, says her family was victimized twice. First by the 16-year-old criminal who murdered her sister, her husband and their unborn child, and then by the courts when she was denied the opportunity to provide an impact statement at the sentencing hearing. . "There was no way that we would have let that ...
01, Oct 2014 - Ford Court date this week for accused murderer
The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother, and killing his high school classmate, is due back in court Thursday. ROCKFORD — The Rockford man accused of brutally murdering a Monticello mother and killing his high school classmate is due back in court Thursday as prosecutors in northern Illinois move closer to trial in the double-murder case. read more
26, Sep 2014 - Ford Police reportedly close to solving 1975 case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sport
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) - Law enforcement officials say they are getting close to finding out who is responsible for the disappearance of two young sisters from Maryland nearly 40 years ago.
25, Sep 2014 - Ford Police: It's time to keep a sharp eye out for deer on roads
Thousands of drivers in Illinois fall victim each year to vehicle crashes with deer. ST. JOSEPH — Chad Beasley noticed the glint of a deer's eye followed instantly by the unmistakable thud of it making contact with his two-month-old Ford Explorer. Actually, it was a Champaign County sheriff's office squad car, outfitted to accommodate the deputy and his newly trained canine partner, Arco. read ...
20, Sep 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Fatal Crash in Cherry Valley (VIDEO)
CHERRY VALLEY - A black Mercedes SUV is completely smashed in on its driver side after crashing with a flat-bed semi truck Monday morning. "It's apparent that the black vehicle behind us had been northbound on Mulford Road stopped and then failed to yield to an eastbound tractor-trailer," said Master Sergeant Carl Heintz, from the Illinois State Police. Authorities say the driver of the ...
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