Category: Crime

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A 13-year-old male student from Montgomery arrested for threats to harm school administrator

An arrest was made Friday, Oct. 12, at Thompson Junior High School, 440 Boulder Hill Pass, in Oswego (Ill.) Community School District 308, in connection with two new reported disorderly-conduct incidents that occurred both Thursday, Oct. 11 after school and Friday, Oct. 12 in the morning. Witnesses reported hearing a...

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John Whitehead

Police danger: Some SWAT teams carry out routine tasks

Vigilantes with a badge includes the growing squads of militarized police armed with weapons of war who are allowed to operate above the law and break the laws with impunity, but have not made the United States any safer, or freer. Don’t take my word for it. A new study...

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Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s attorney, shares his concerns about the opium epidemic with Rotary Club of Aurora members, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse.

Too many individuals with mental health needs aren’t getting the help they require – Kane County State’s attorney

Joe McMahon, Kane County State’s attorney, shares his concerns about the opium epidemic with Rotary Club of Aurora members, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse. McMahon, Kane County State’s attorney since 2010, said too many individuals with mental health needs aren’t getting the help they require. They resort to drugs and...

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Aurora National Night Out 8-7-18

National Night Out Tuesday

Children and adults wait in line in the Georgetown neighborhood of Aurora Tuesday to enter a fire truck during National Night Out, a nationwide annual event designed to raise crime prevention awareness and support community-police partnerships. Aurora resident, Dee Hakala, of Georgetown started the Aurora event after two teenagers held...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Society’s range: Wesby celebration; and conviction of scams

By Carter Crane –  The three-day, 30-year, memorial celebration of Reverend Robert Wesby’s death was a success by all accounts. Reverend Wesby was the minister of Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, a civil rights leader, and marched with Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. The three days included a banquet...

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Aurora Police are looking for help to identify the man in this video

Aurora Police are looking for information to help identity of the subject in this video. Aurora detectives would like to speak with him about a robbery that occurred during the evening hours of June 30th in the 900 block of S. Lake St.. If you know anything or are able...

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The Heroin Highway

Kane County Sheriff, Don Kramer, discusses the Heroin Highway at the Kiwanis Club of Aurora Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. Highways heading west from the West Side of Chicago, a central hub, are known as the Heroin Highway. Kramer answered questions and explained how law enforcement is working...

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Centennial House residents seek safety

Residents of Centennial House in Aurora long have voiced concern about the need for additional security measures at the West Side apartment complex. The recently-announced collaborative effort between Fifth Ward alderman Carl Franco and Aurora Housing Authority Board (AHA) chairman Joseph Grisson and AHA Board members responds to the resident’s...

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North Aurora Village plans to start prosecuting DUI arrests with a local prosecutor, rather than through the state’s attorney’s office

North Aurora Police Chief Dave Fisher explains at the North Aurora Village Board meeting Monday the Village’s plans to start prosecuting DUI arrests with a local prosecutor, rather than through the state’s attorney’s office. Village officials unanimously approved a contract with attorney Peter Buh, a private attorney from the law...

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Naperville Police Burglary Prevention Tips

Julie Smith, crime prevention specialist with the Naperville Police Department shares burglary prevention tips with residents at a burglary prevention forum at the Naperville Public Library 95th Street Branch. There has been a recent increase in burglaries. A video can be viewed at facebook.com/thevoice.us.  Jason Crane/The Voice...

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Bill would protect nurses from violence

To receive input from all groups on legislation to protect nurses from workplace violence, State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, conducted a roundtable discussion with more than a dozen representatives of relevant State departments and healthcare groups to discuss amendatory proposals to her pending legislation, House Bill 4100. “It is important...

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