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‘Jake will always be watching over us’: Wife of McHenry County sheriff’s deputy killed in line of duty releases statement after trial

The wife of McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, who was fatally shot in the line of duty, said she is happy with the outcome of the trial after Keltner’s murderer was convicted. “It’s hard to even know what to say about the last two weeks. I saw and heard things I can’t unsee/hear and […]

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Round Lake Beach man charged with murder of Round Lake man whose body was found in forest preserve

Prosecutors say a Round Lake Beach man has been charged with fatally shooting a Round Lake man 11 times during a “brutal gang execution” in a forest preserve in DuPage County. Francisco Maldonado, 31, of the 500 block of West Golfview Drive in Round Lake Beach, was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree […]

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Jury convicts man of second-degree murder in killing of McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

A jury on Friday acquitted Floyd Brown of first-degree murder but convicted him of second-degree murder for shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner. A federal trial began on March 28 for Floyd E. Brown, 42, of Springfield, who was charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. Brown was indicted on charges […]

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Agent testifies that man searched for police ambush videos before shooting, killing McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

An FBI agent testified at the trial of Floyd Brown and said the defendant watched police ambush videos before he allegedly shot and killed McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner. A federal trial began on March 28 for Floyd E. Brown, 42, of Springfield, who is facing a slew of charges for shooting Keltner, 35. […]

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Mother of AJ Freund files post-conviction petition, says she had been ‘seeing demons’ at time of her son’s killing

The Crystal Lake mother serving a 35-year prison sentence for killing her son, AJ Freund, has filed a post-conviction petition, saying that she had been seeing demons and believed she and her son were possessed. JoAnn Cunningham, 39, formerly of Crystal Lake, filed a post-conviction petition in McHenry County Circuit Court earlier this week. Cunningham […]

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Chicago man pleads guilty to shooting, killing father of 5 after rear-end crash in Waukegan

A Chicago man faces up to life in prison after pleading guilty to shooting and killing a father of five following a minor car accident in Waukegan. Sheldon L. Brown, 34, of Chicago, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder in October 2020. Brown on Friday pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree murder […]