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Wrongful Death Suit Against Trinity Industries

Claiming Failure of Guardrail System PEORIA, IL, November 29, 2016 – Linda Young filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of her son, Omar Artis of Peoria, Illinois in the U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, Peoria Division. The suit was filed against Dallas, TX based Trinity Industries, manufacturer of the ET Plus Guardrail. […]

Hawk Found Insane in Near-Fatal Beating Case

Family’s worst nightmare: Man found insane in mother’s near-fatal beating By: Tom Collins LaSalle News Tribune – 2/21/14 Ottawa – An Ottawa man who nearly beat his mother to death last year was found not guilty by reason of insanity Thursday. Nathan Hawk, 19, of 115 Watson Ave. could have faced up to 30 years […]

The Brickhouse Restaurant Fire Settlement

Waiting Rubble By Lainie Steelman McDonough County Voice 8/1/2013 Bushnell – More than two years following a fire that destroyed a downtown restaurant, the burned-out pile of rubble remains – along with mounting frustration amongst nearby business owners and city officials. The Brickhouse Restaurant, 455 W. Main St., was lost to a fire in the […]

Felony arson charges dropped in Bushnell

Felony arson charges dropped in Bushnell. Peoria Journal Star Bushnell (GHMI) – More than two years after a fire destroyed a Bushnell restaurant, felony charges have been dropped against a couple accused of arson. In September 2011, Ricky J. Roberts, then 37, of Macomb and Allison D. Roberts, then 34, of Bushnell were charged with […]

Roberts’ charges dismissed

Roberts’ charges dismissed By Jackie Smith McDonough County Voice Macomb – After more than two years since a fire destroyed one Bushnell restaurant, felony proceedings against the couple accused of setting it have been dismissed.Ricky J. Roberts, then 37, of Macomb and Allison D. Roberts, then 34, of Bushnell were arrested and charged in September […]

State’s Attorney Comments on Roberts Case

State’s attorney comments on dismissal of arson charges in Roberts case By Jackie Smith McDonough County Voice Macomb – McDonough County State’s Attorney James Hoyle responded to a request for comment Thursday after pending charges against the couple accused of setting fire to a Bushnell restaurant two years ago were dismissed earlier this week. The […]

Anthony Stacey Case

“Former Peoria County jail inmate filing lawsuit for 2012 beating” By Andy Kravetz 02/05/2013 Less than a week after a Peoria County correctional officer was acquitted of improperly striking an inmate last year, that same jailer is being sued in federal court for civil rights violations. Anthony Stacey, 31, of Peoria, alleges his Constitutional […]

City of East Peoria v. Palmer, 2012

IL App (3d) 110904 THE CITY OF EAST PEORIA, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. BRADFORD PALMER, Defendant-Appellee. Third District Docket No. 3-11-0904 Filed: November 20, 2012 In the prosecution of defendant for driving under the influence, the trial court properly found that the arresting officer lacked a reasonable articulable suspicion of criminal activity warranting the stop of defendant’s […]

District 150 to Settle Two Lawsuits

District 150 will pay $830,000 to settle two lawsuits By: Andy Kravetz 9/22/2011 Peoria – Recently released documents indicate Peoria School District 150 will pay $830,000 to settle two pending federal lawsuits, with $140,000 coming directly from district officers. At its Sept. 12 meeting, the School Board approved those settlements.   Steve Stimeling, a former District […]

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