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In June 2015, a 50-year-old Bloomington man was charged with cyberstalking and telephone harassment. His alleged victim was a Bloomington Police Department lieutenant. According to prosecutors, the man posted a photograph of the officer, along with derogatory remarks, on the Internet. … Continue reading

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A 17-year-old teenager charged with attempted first-degree murder of a police officer and aggravated battery of a police officer with a firearm was recently released from prison under the state’s speedy trial statute. According to both the United States Constitution and … Continue reading

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Recently, in a Cook County criminal courtroom, a defendant who was on trial for shooting and killing a Chicago police offer took the stand to testify in his own defense. His attorneys argued that the man shot the police officer … Continue reading

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