Body Found May Be IL Man Missing in Montana
(Billings, MT) -- A report out of Billings, Montana indicates the body of an alleged Illinois kidnapping victim may have been discovered. Authorities in Montana have been investigating the whereabouts of 29-year-old Dejuan Laster. He was reportedly kidnapped last week from a Billings motel by two men pretending to be FBI agents. A body found Sunday is believed to be Laster but an autopsy is pending.
Halfway House Next Up For Disgraced Ex-Governor
(Chicago, IL) -- The former Illinois Governor convicted on corruption charges is nearing the end of his lengthy prison sentence. Ex-Governor George Ryan is scheduled to be transferred to a halfway house next week. Ryan has spent the last six-and-a-half-years in a federal prison camp in Terre Haute. He's scheduled to be freed of custody by this July 4th.
ISP Troopers Will Return From Obama Event
(Undated) -- Several dozen Illinois State Police officers will return this week from Washington, D.C., where they helped assist with Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration. About 40 Illinois Troopers were deployed to D.C. for yesterday's events. Nearly 100 law enforcement agencies around the country were asked to assist the U.S. Secret Service during Obama's celebration.
Drug Sweep Nets Arrests In S. Illinois
(White County, IL) -- Eight people in southern Illinois are rounded up during yesterday's drug sweep in White County. The County Sheriff's office said each suspect was arrested on drug warrants. The drug sweep was carried out following an investigation lasting several months.