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State’s attorney says local charges have been dismissed against man convicted of killing McHenry County sheriff’s deputy

The state’s attorney announced his office has dismissed local charges against a man convicted in federal court for shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner in 2019 in Rockford. Floyd E. Brown, 43, of Springfield, went on trial in March after he was federally charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. Brown […]

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Judge sentences man to 55 years in prison for shooting, killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner

A federal judge sentenced a man to 55 years in prison for shooting and killing McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner in 2019 during an arrest warrant execution. A federal trial began in late March for Floyd E. Brown, 43, of Springfield, who was charged with multiple felonies for shooting Keltner, 35. Brown was indicted […]

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Former McHenry nurse sentenced to life in prison in cold case murder of disabled woman found brutally tortured

A former McHenry nurse was sentenced Monday to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a young McHenry woman whose body was found brutally abused in a cornfield in 1999. In November 2019, the Racine County, Wis. Sheriff announced that an unidentified body found in 1999 had been identified as McHenry resident Peggy Lynn […]

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Judge sentences 2 Jehovah’s Witnesses elders to court supervision, community service for failing to report sexual assault

Two Jehovah’s Witnesses elders in Crystal Lake convicted of failing to report a child who was being sexually assaulted have been sentenced to court supervision and community service. Michael Penkava, 72, of the 0-100 block of Franklin Avenue in Crystal Lake, and Colin Scott, 88, of the 300 block of Krenz Avenue in Cary, were […]