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Family celebrating Plainfield man's recovery a year after terrible motorcycle crash; you can help

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A year after a Plainfield man was injured in a motorcycle crash, his wife is asking for your help in wishing him a very happy birthday.Tim Flannery was in a serious motorcycle accident last July. He spent the next nine months in the hospital. The crash left him permanently disabled, and requiring 24-hour care.  The one thing that kept Tim going while in the hospital were cards; from loved ones, even strangers. As we approach the anniversary of the accident and Tim's birthday, his wife, Joann, is aiming to get her husband a new influx of cards...
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New trial denied for Sandwich man; mother speaks

After 471 days in jail, then in less than 20 minutes, Donald Fredres, Jr. was sentenced to natural life in prison without parole for the murders of his former in-laws Gregory and Brenda Barnes, both age 62, at their rural home between Sandwich and Sheridan in March 2021. Outside the...
SANDWICH, IL
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Police: Three men found dead in northern Illinois home

KANKAKEE, Ill. — Authorities were investigating after three men were found dead in a northern Illinois house, the city’s police chief mayor said Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a call of a gunshot victim inside of a residence, Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater said. Patrol...
KANKAKEE, IL
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Man sentenced to 17.5 years for possession of child pornography

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA)–A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 17.5 years followed by 20 years of supervised release for the possession of child pornography. Dakota Flint, of Campus, previously was convicted of aggravated criminal sexual assaults, according to officials. During the hearing, the government showed that Flint operated on the Dark Web as an “acid […]
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Fredres sentenced to life plus 26 years for double homicide

OTTAWA – A Sandwich man has been sentenced to life plus 26 years in prison for the deaths of his ex-wife’s parents last year in Sheridan. On Friday, at the LaSalle County Courthouse, 38-year-old Donald Fredres found out his fate after being convicted at an April trial for shooting and killing Greg and Brenda Barnes at their home in Sheridan in 2021.
SHERIDAN, IL
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Three people found dead in house in Kankakee

KANKAKEE, Ill. (CBS) -- Three bodies were found in a house in Kankakee Wednesday, and police say they are conducting a homicide investigation.As CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reported, police said it all started when a relative couldn't get in contact with a loved one and made the gruesome discovery Wednesday afternoon. But investigators believe the victims were all shot dead sometime overnight.At 2 p.m., police were called to a rental house at 662 W. Merchant St. The house is right across the street from AMITA Health St. Mary Kankakee Hospital between 6th Street and the Kankakee River, and also...
KANKAKEE, IL

Police investigate after 3 men found dead in Illinois home

Authorities were investigating after three men were found dead in a northern Illinois house, the city’s police chief mayor said Wednesday. At approximately 2 p.m., police responded to a call of a gunshot victim inside of a residence, Kankakee Police Chief Robin Passwater said. Patrol officers checked the residence...
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Visit Blues Brothers Con at the Old Joliet Prison

Greg Peerbolte, CEO of the Joliet Area Historical Museum, joins Lisa Dent to talk about the Blues Brothers Con. Dan Aykroyd and James Belushi will reprise their roles for the 90-minute performance. Greg and Lisa talk about the Blues Mobile, vendors and the movie. For more information, visit jolietmuseum.org. Follow...
JOLIET, IL
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Mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Yorkville and Plano

The Kendall County Health Department says that West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes in Yorkville and Plano. The mosquitoes were caught in late June. The virus was discovered two months earlier in the county than it was last year. Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus have been found in several Northern Illinois counties this year.
YORKVILLE, IL
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Central Illinois spree robber sentenced to 12 years in prison

A federal judge has sentenced a central Illinois man to 10 years in prison for robbing banks and stores across a five-county region, including Peoria, Livingston, and Ford counties, in April of last year. John Beck, 55, of Mechanicsburg, admitted robbing the Elmwood bank, the Village Pantry in Paxton, the...
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Ruth "Robin" Swanson

BRAIDWOOD— Ruth “Robin” Swanson, 50, of Braidwood, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at Aperion Care in Bradley, IL. Born on Nov. 16, 1971 in Chicago, to Elmer and Margaret (nee Lundquist) McInerney. On March 15, 1995 she married Richard Swanson in Lacon, IL and together they made their home in Braidwood. Robin was a bartender in the Braidwood and Wilmington areas. She enjoyed playing pool, dancing, golfing and attending baseball games especially her favorite Chicago White Sox. For years she and Richard enjoyed many trips to Cancun.
BRAIDWOOD, IL
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Longtime City of Plano supervisor recognized

Director of Water Reclamation and Public Works Darrin Boyer has been with the City of Plano for 31 years now. Boyer was recognized for his service by Mayor Mike Rennels on Monday. Boyer started with the city after graduating from Plano High School and eventually became certified to run the...
PLANO, IL
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