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Leland man accused of child sexual abuse

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2011

Official charges for a man accused of sexually abusing a child.  Richard Cheek of Leland was indicted Tuesday in La Salle County for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.  He’s being on $150,000 bond.

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Ill. House approves changes to electricity measure

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois House has followed the Senate’s lead and approved changes to give new life to electricity legislation that Gov. Pat Quinn opposes.

The House voted 91-24 Wednesday on the issue referred to at the state Capitol as “Smart Grid.”

The Democratic governor opposes a plan allowing power companies to raise rates for system improvements like the high-tech grid. Critics say it would generate unfair profits and weaken state regulators.

Supporters say the new measure makes changes to address some complaints like the issue of power-company profits. They hope the adjustments will lure enough votes to override Quinn’s veto of the original plan.

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Marseilles man accused of trying to kidnap a five year old girl

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2011

A scary moment for a little girl in Marseilles has a man in jail, accused of attempted kidnapping.

Police say a five-year-old was walking to a bus stop on Clark Street Tuesday when she was grabbed by a man that tried to drag her away.  The girl was able to pull free and get help.  The mother called the cops.

Bradley Boaz of Marseilles was arrested for attempted aggravated kidnapping and was being held in the La Salle County Jail.

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Arlington woman accused of drug possession and forgery

Posted by wlpo on October 26, 2011

Drugs and money- two things that can get you in trouble has a woman from Arlington faces felony charges.  Debra Tufano was arrested Tuesday while in Mendota, wanted on a La Salle County warrant for forgery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.  She was taken to the county jail.

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