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  • State wants to release mentally ill woman who killed mom

    WOODSTOCK – It’s been 13 years since Alice Bair was civilly committed but criminally acquitted for killing her mother, and prosecutors are fighting th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Decades later, victims' families fight serial killer Smith's parole

    CHICAGO – More than four decades after his crimes, admitted serial killer Mark A. Smith continues to torture his victims’ families, prosecutors said W ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • McCullom Lake man gets 15 years for impregnating child

    WOODSTOCK – A McCullom Lake man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for impregnating a 12-year-old girl, an act the judge called “repulsive and disgus ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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