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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 […]

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Attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse files request to get Rittenhouse’s AR-15 back from police possession

The attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, who was found not guilty in the Kenosha shootings, has filed a request to get Rittenhouse’s AR-15 style rifle back, saying that the teen wants it destroyed. Attorney Mark Richards filed a motion on Wednesday in Kenosha County Circuit Court. Kenosha News reported that Richards said in the motion that […]

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Algonquin doctor dies of COVID-19 while awaiting trial in murder of his girlfriend

A doctor from Algonquin who was awaiting trial for the 2019 murder of his girlfriend has died from COVID-19 and pneumonia, the medical examiner’s office said. Anthony R. Prate, 57, of the 1400 block of Spring Hill Drive in Algonquin, was charged in November 2019 with first-degree murder. The Schaumburg Police Department said at the […]

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Former Antioch teen Kyle Rittenhouse speaks out for first time after verdict, says ‘self-defense is not illegal’

Former Antioch resident Kyle Rittenhouse spoke out for the first time after the verdict in his homicide trial, saying “self-defense is not illegal.” In a clip published to Twitter Friday evening, Rittenhouse was asked how he felt following the jury’s verdict. “The jury reached the correct verdict. Self-defense is not illegal. I believe they came […]

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Jury finds Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges for shootings of three men in Kenosha

A jury on Friday found Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all charges in connection with the Kenosha shootings that left two men dead and one injured last year. Rittenhouse, 18, who previously lived in Antioch, was found not guilty on charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, first-degree reckless homicide […]