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  • South Texas man set for execution said he drank 12-year-old's blood

    HUNSTVILLE, Texas — Pablo Lucio Vasquez remembered getting drunk and high on an April evening in 1998 before leaving a party with his 15-year-old cous ...
    April 5, 2016 - 1:28 pm
  • Woodstock teen charged with burglarizing Botts Welding and Truck Services

    WOODSTOCK – A 15-year-old Woodstock boy has been charged with burglarizing Botts Welding and Truck Services four times over the span of a few days, po ...
    April 5, 2016 - 11:49 am
  • Harvard animal rescue's license revoked after owner misrepresents past felony convictions

    HARVARD – The state has revoked a Harvard animal shelter’s license after officials disagreed with her sentiment that she did not need to disclose she ...
    April 2, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • As FBI, Apple battle over iPhone encryption, McHenry County police say cellphones unavoidable in investigations

    FOX LAKE – When investigators needed to get into Fox Lake police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz’s password-protected cellphone after his Sept. 1 shooting death ...
    April 2, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Justices asked to rule that racial bias trumps jury secrecy

    WASHINGTON – The American jury room is a bit like Las Vegas: What happens there is supposed to stay there.
    April 2, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • DeKalb County judge says Jack McCullough will remain in prison for now

    SYCAMORE –A DeKalb County judge Friday refused to make a ruling on Jack McCullough’s request for immediate release from Pontiac Correctional Center, ...
    April 1, 2016 - 11:55 pm
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