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February 20th, 2016

Downers Grove firefighter charged with child pornography

A twenty-five-year-old Downers Grove, Illinois resident and firefighter has been arrested and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. He was taken into custody on Thursday, February 11 after authorities saw images containing child pornography on his personal computer. The Du Page County State’s Attorney’s Office stated that the man, who worked as a...

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December 21st, 2015

Judge overturns jury’s $3.5M verdict in Chicago police shooting case

Associate Judge Elizabeth Budzinski recently reversed the Cook County jury’s decision to award $3.5 million in damages to the estate of 19-year-old Niko Husband, who was allegedly gunned down by members of the Chicago Police Department in Illinois for no reason in July 2011 near 80th Street and Ashland Avenue. Priscilla Price, Husband’s mother, has...

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December 1st, 2015

Chicago police officer assigned $1.5M bond in Laquan McDonald case

Thirty-seven-year-old Chicago, Illinois police officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged on Tuesday, November 24 with first degree murder in relation to the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Oct. 20, 2014, was assigned a bond of $1.5 million on Monday, November 30. Local authorities released dash cam video footage showing McDonald walking along a...

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November 11th, 2015

Brothers get probation for attack on University of Illinois student

Two Danville, Illinois brothers – 23-year-old Jeremiah Carter and 20-year-old Daniel Carter – who admitted they were involved in an attack against a University of Illinois student on Feb. 22, 2015 at around 3:45 a.m. in the 500 block of East Armory Street in Urbana, have been sentenced to 30 months of probation and have...

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October 30th, 2015

Man sentenced to six years for burglary

Twenty-six-year-old Brandon Crabb of Champaign, Illinois was sentenced to a six year stint in prison on Tuesday, October 27 for attempting to steal an Airsoft pistol at a Walmart located at 2610 N. Prospect Avenue C, on Feb. 13, 2015. Crabb plead guilty to burglary charges before Champaign County Judge Heidi Ladd prior to receiving...

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October 12th, 2015

Former Illinois State University student guilty of aggravated DUI

Former Illinois State University student Joshua Dunn was found guilty of driving under the influence on Thursday, October 1 in Bloomington and is facing up to 29 years of imprisonment for his part in the January 2015 accident that claimed the life of another ISU student, Benjamin Allison. Dunn was also accused of leaving the...

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February 22nd, 2012

Officer shot by another agent in the California immigration and customs office

Ezequiel Garcia, a California Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, shot his superior, Kevin Kozak, six times during an argument at the Long Beach, CA immigration office. Kozak and Garcia were supposedly in a heated discussion in a counseling session about Garcia’s performance when he opened fire with a service weapon and shot Kozak six times....

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February 17th, 2012

Funeral service for Whitney Houston on Saturday

Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Thomas A Bruno & Associates are deeply saddened to announce the funeral of Whitney Houston. Whitney Houston, 48, died on Saturday afternoon in her hotel suite of the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles shortly before she was supposed to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party hosted by her mentor, Clive Davis....

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February 9th, 2012

Meth drug bust in Algonquin

On Tuesday, Feb 2, McHenry County Sheriff’s Police seized 700 grams, or $25,000 worth of methamphetamine at an Algonquin home. This was found to be unusual in the northwest part of Illinois, as the use methamphetamine is more common in the central and southern parts of the state. According to Illinois State Police Master Sergeant...

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February 2nd, 2012

The most anticipated football game of the year…

Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices, P.A. are pleased to announce the 2012 Super Bowl on Sunday. This season’s Super Bowl will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis where the New England Patriots will play the New York Giants for the second time at the Super Bowl in four years. Both...

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