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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 ...
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 ...
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 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.
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.
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 ...
17, Sep 2014 - Ford Former Ill. deputy, child porn investigator gets 50 years in prison in federal child sex case
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A former northern Illinois sheriff's deputy who investigated child pornography was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in federal prison on charges involving sex with a minor.
13, Sep 2014 - Ford Arrest made in Emilio Perez hit-and-run death near Joslin
A Rockford, Illinois woman was arrested and faced charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a teenager struck as he walked along a local highway.
07, Sep 2014 - Ford Prisoner slips off handcuffs, crashes police car - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say a man being transported to prison in a Connecticut police cruiser slipped out of his handcuffs and attacked the state trooper behind the wheel, causing the vehicle to crash.
07, Sep 2014 - Ford Suspect arrested in hit-and-run fatality on Interstate 88
A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit and run accident on Illinois 88 that killed a teen-ager from Willowbrook, Ill. Illinois State Police and Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities announced Wednesday the arrest of Maria E. Romero, 41, of Rockford.
01, Sep 2014 - Ford Shots fired at New Jersey police station overnight - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (AP) - An early morning drive-by shooting left the outside of a southern New Jersey police station riddled with bullets, but no officers were injured, authorities said Tuesday.
31, Aug 2014 - Ford Another state legislator breaks the law
As you probably know by now, the US Attorney’s office in Chicago has agreed to drop all felony charges against Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) and has charged him instead with a simple misdemeanor.
28, Aug 2014 - Ford Coroner: Illinois woman hit in police chase dies
Winnebago County authorities say a woman has died after being struck by a vehicle fleeing from police last week. A Winnebago County coroner says 42-year-old Karen Williams of Rockford died Wednesday after being hospitalized in critical condition for a week. The coroner's office plans to conduct an autopsy.
28, Aug 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Parole Denied for Rockford's Most Notorious KIller
UPDATE -- The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office reports that the Illinois Prisoner Review Board unanimously denied parole for Simon Peter Nelson, and also voted 11-3 to keep Nelson in prison for another three years. ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato will travel to Springfield Thursday to insure one of the city's most notorious killers stays behind bars. The ...
28, Aug 2014 - Ford Parole Hearing Thursday for Rockford's Most Notorious Killer
ROCKFORD -- Winnebago County State's Attorney Joe Bruscato will travel to Springfield Thursday to insure one of the city's most notorious killers stays behind bars. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board will hold a hearing for Simon Peter Nelson on whether he should be granted parole. Nelson was convicted of killing his six children and the family dog with a knife and rubber mallet back in 1978 ...
20, Aug 2014 - Ford More DNA testing
Illinois should leave no affordable stone unturned in the pursuit of justice in our courts. Illinois should leave no affordable stone unturned in the pursuit of justice in our courts. When it comes to the possibility of an individual being wrongfully convicted of a crime, there's no reason to deny the defendant an opportunity to show the government's allegation is false. read more
19, Aug 2014 - Ford Man gets 15 years in attack on prosecutor's office - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri N
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) - A Southern Oregon man who hoped to delay a three-year burglary sentence by destroying the records of his case has been sent to prison for 15 years for trying to blow up the prosecutor's office.
17, Aug 2014 - Ford Baby found dead in trash can Connecticut - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police in Connecticut say they're investigating the death of a baby found in a trash can. East Hartford officers found the baby's body in a trash bin outside a home Tuesday night.
16, Aug 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Police Cleared Of Any Wrongdoing, Search Warrent Out For Malone's Arrest
UPDATE: According to an Illinois State Police Lieutenant, an investigation into the crash found no evidence that the squad cars had any contact with Drakaar Malone's vehicle saying they were not even close to him during the time of the accident. A warrant has also been issued for Malone's arrest. We'll keep you updated as we learn more on this developing story. Rockford - Drakaar Malone lays in ...
16, Aug 2014 - Ford UPDATE: Investigation Reveals Police did Not Cause Deadly Car Crash
UPDATE (8/14/14): According to an Illinois State Police Lieutenant, an investigation into the crash found no evidence that the squad cars had any contact with Drakaar Malone's vehicle There is a warrant out for Malone, who was paralyzed from the crash. We'll keep you updated as we learn more on this developing story. Rockford - Drakaar Malone lays in a bed at Kindred Hospital in Sycamore with ...
15, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford pleads guilty to misdemeanor federal tax fraud in Chicago
CHICAGO — An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 felony bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday to a single misdemeanor tax charge for shortchanging the Internal Revenue Service of $3,782.
15, Aug 2014 - Ford Judge orders evidence preserved in Skakel case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case.
11, Aug 2014 - Ford Rockford man charged with second northern Illinois killing
ROCKFORD, Ill. — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing. Prosecutors in Illinois' Lee County filed 12 murder counts against 36-year-old Terrence Doddy of Rockford in the July 1 death of 44-year-old Tonya Bargman.
08, Aug 2014 - Ford Ill. man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing
DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop.
07, Aug 2014 - Ford Murder charges filed in death of Monticello woman
Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along Interstate 39. Murder charges were filed Tuesday by prosecutors in Lee County, the northern Illinois county where a Rockford man allegedly attacked a Monticello woman as she was leaving a rest area along ...
06, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing
DIXON, IL (AP) – A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop. According to Sauk Valley Media, Terence P. Doddy pleaded not guilty Monday in Dixon to 12 counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the […]
06, Aug 2014 - Ford Rockford man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing
A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop.
05, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois lawmaker who faced 17 bank-fraud charges pleads guilty in deal to 1 misdemeanour
Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, left, listens as his attorney Thomas Durkin speaks with reporters at the federal building Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Chicago after a court hearing where Ford pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud.
05, Aug 2014 - Ford Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty to tax charge; faces up to a year in prison
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois state Representative La Shawn K. Ford, who was charged two years ago with bank fraud, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to a substantially less serious misdemeanor charge of filing a false 2007 tax return.
04, Aug 2014 - Ford Feds to drop felony charges against Illinois Rep. LaShawn Ford
CHICAGO -- Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford pleaded guilty to misdemeanor tax fraud Monday at a federal court hearing in Chicago.The Chicago Democrat pleaded guilty to one count of delivering a false federal income tax return for 2007 as part of a plea deal. The misdemeanor carries a maximum sentence of a year in prison and a $100,000 fine. [...]
31, Jul 2014 - Ford Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.
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