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September 4th, 2014

Woman charged with DUI denied bail for violating terms of probation

Fifty-nine-year-old Illinois resident Leslie Thurow has been ordered to be held without bail for violating terms of her probation. The probation came from Thurow pleading guilty to an aggravated DUI charge just days prior. According to Cook County records, Thurow struck an unidentified state trooper as she was driving along Interstate 294 in the northbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway...

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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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January 27th, 2012

Arcola man sentenced to 5 years in prison for DUI

Heath Baumann, 39, of Arcola, Charleston, and Matoon, was sentenced to five years in prison for aggravated driving under the influence. Baumann was arrested and charged on March 8, 2011 when he crossed the middle line on Prospect Avenue before making an extremely wide turn onto Marketview Drive and drove onto the curb.  When he...

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January 19th, 2012

Comedy this weekend

Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices are excited to announce a variety of comedy shows happening this weekend in Illinois… Greg Behrendt, the writer of the book “He’s Just Not That Into You,” will be doing standup at the Improv Comedy Showcase in Schaumburg Friday through Sunday. 5 Woodfield Road, Schaumburg. Tickets are...

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January 5th, 2012

Man charged in shooting on Wednesday

Sean Dale, 24, of Millerstown, was charged with felonious assault, having weapons while intoxicated, and possession of marijuana after shooting his friend on Wednesday morning over a dispute during an early morning card game. Jason Lockwood, 31, suffered gunshot wound to the left thigh and right hip and is being treated at Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana....

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December 30th, 2011

Man sentenced to five years in prison for arson

Tristain Jackson, 19, of Urbana, was sentenced to five years in prison for setting fire to an apartment building in Urbana. According to Champaign County prosecutor, Nick Selvaggio, there was no excuse for the crime, and Jackson had a long criminal history including hard drug use.  Selvaggio states, “What’s problematic for Mr. Jackson is his...

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December 21st, 2011

Holiday light display covers a Rossville home

Champaign criminal defense attorneys of Bruno Law Offices are thrilled to announce a fantastic holiday light display for the whole family to see. Gary and Debbie Kinnett of Rossville create a spectacular holiday light display outside their home each Christmas season. The family strings 33,000 lights over anything and everything on their property. Gary purchases...

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December 8th, 2011

Illinois law professor slashed in Champaign train station

Joshua Scaggs, 23, of Fithian, was arrested and charged on Wednesday for attempted murder and aggravated battery charges after he cut the throat of Dhammika Dharmapala, a University of Illinois law professor. The incident occurred at a Champaign train station, and according to a witness, Dharmapala was standing in a waiting area when Scaggs jumped...

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