>>Joliet Man Sentenced For Stealing From Obama
(Joliet, IL) -- Stealing from the President is pretty much a guaranteed jail sentence. A Joliet man will spend the next four years behind bars after swiping 50-thousand dollars from President Obama’s campaign office. Jessie Adams and two others opened up multiple fraudulent accounts with checks written by “Obama for America” last year. Officials aren’t sure how the men got their hands on the checks. The two other men are also serving four year prison sentences.
>>Coke Plant Punished For Violating Clean Air Act
(Granite City, IL) -- A coke production company in Granite City will dish out two-million dollars for violating the Clean Air Act. SunCoke Energy turns coal into coke, which is a key ingredient in the steel-making process. The gases from the coke seeped into the atmosphere and posed a health risk for people in the area. The soot from the gas can cause cancer and damage the heart and lungs. The company is required to upgrade its pollution control equipment and help remove any lead-based paint from low-income neighborhoods in southern Illinois.
>>Cop Killer Denied Parole Again
(Winnebago County, IL) -- The man who killed a Winnebago County Deputy Sheriff will spend at least two more years behind bars. The Prisoner Review Board has unanimously denied parole for Theodore Bacino. He was sentenced to 100 years back in 1974 after shooting detective Michael Mayborne to death. Bacino has been denied parole 30 times since he’s been locked up and won’t get another shot at release until his sentence is up, in August of 2015.
>>Man Sentenced After Pouring Gas On Wife’s Lover
(Champaign, IL) -- A Champaign man who set his wife’s lover on fire is headed to prison. Simon Pascual will spend the next ten years behind bars. He was convicted on aggravated battery charges after approaching Carlos Francisco from behind back in March, throwing gas in his face, and then igniting a cigarette lighter. Francisco was able to run to safety and survived the attack. Pascual admitted to the crime.