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Highways and others roads patchy

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2010

It almost doesn’t matter where in Illinois you’re driving on Christmas Day, you’ll like to encounter roads that are patchy with snow and ice.

Yesterday’s snowfall has left many main highways, interstates and roads in-town difficult, but not impossible.  Slow down and allow extra time to get where you need to be.

IDOT provides a statewide winter road condition map at www.gettingaroundillinois.com.

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Cocaine related charge has man arrested on Christmas Eve

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2010

A man accused of selling cocaine to undercover investigators received a Christmas present no one would want- being arrested on a warrant.

Police with TRIDENT arrested Benjamin Cook of Wenona Friday on a Putnam County warrant for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

Police say during their investigation, Cook sold cocaine to them at a number of locations in Putnam County.

Cook was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

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Rev. Jackson to address inmates on Christmas

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2010

CHICAGO (AP) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he hopes to inspire men and women in jail to turn their lives around.

The longtime civil rights leader has hosted a Christmas service for Cook County Jail inmates for more than three decades.

He delivered his message Saturday morning.

Each Christmas morning, Jackson holds a two-hour service for hundreds of inmates, complete with choir performances and an inspirational message.

Jackson says his message comes at an urgent time. The state’s prison population is at a record high. Approximately 49,000 inmates are in Illinois prisons and a disproportionate number are minorities.

His Chicago-based Rainbow/PUSH Coalition will also be registering voters and offering HIV tests.

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Police say they found bags of heroin during traffic stop

Posted by wlpo on December 25, 2010

A simple traffic stopped turn into a serious drug charge for a man in Princeton.

Princeton Police called for the help of the drug team TRIDENT after pulling over Daniel Miceli Thursday.   Police say they found bags of heroin.

Miceli was charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and was taken to the Bureau County Jail.

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