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Chicago man found guilty of murder but mentally ill for intentionally crashing into car, killing McHenry man

A judge on Monday found a Chicago man “guilty but mentally ill” on murder and other charges for intentionally driving into oncoming traffic, hitting a van head-on and killing its driver near Hebron. William P. Bishop, 44, of Chicago, was charged in June 2020 with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, three counts of aggravated battery, […]

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Man convicted in kidnapping, murder of woman in Zion released from prison after 38 years

A man convicted in the random kidnapping and killing of a woman in Zion was released from prison on Tuesday after serving 38 years, state records show. Warren Peters Jr., 68, was convicted in 1984 of first-degree murder, a Class M felony, and aggravated kidnapping, a Class 1 felony. Rene Valentine and Michele Thompson were […]

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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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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 […]