Police and Courts | WGLT

Police and Courts

Bloomington Police

A 24-year-old from Rantoul has pleaded not guilty in the drug-induced homicide of a Bloomington man.

A biulding cordoned off with yellow tape and police officers standing outside.
Ryan Denham / WGLT

Authorities have identified the three people shot to death at 311 Riley Drive in Bloomington Monday afternoon.

Peoria Public Radio

A mother whose son was fatally shot by police is suing the city of Peoria and several officers in the shooting last September.

Police car at night
WGLT

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis has identified the Chenoa woman who was killed in a crash Friday night on Interstate 55.

Bloomington Police

A 24-year-old Rantoul man appeared in McLean County court Thursday to face drug-induced homicide charges in a Bloomington overdose.

Mark Huffington, Robin Casey, and Margaret Stephens mugshots
McLean County Sheriff's Department

For police and prosecutors, it’s never been easy to get witnesses to testify, especially in cases involving violent crime where retribution is a real concern.

Social media has made it even harder.

Normal Police Department

Normal Police released surveillance images and a description of two suspects who reportedly robbed a convenience store Tuesday night.

A crowd of mourners of all ages.
Charlie Schlenker / WGLT

Friends and neighbors of two slain young people in Bloomington said they just do not understand how it came to this.

The other driver in the crash that killed a Normal West student in March won't face additional charges, McLean County's top prosecutor said Friday.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A skydiver who was badly injured earlier this month during a failed landing at a Normal CornBelters game remains in critical condition at a Peoria hospital.

Mark Humphrey / AP

The family of one of the four people killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, is suing the suspected gunman's father, accusing the Illinois man of negligence.

The Peoria Journal Star reports that the family of victim Joe Perez filed a lawsuit Monday in Tazewell County, the home of Jeffrey Reinking. Reinking's son, Travis Reinking, also lived there before moving to Nashville.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

UPDATED 10:20 a.m. | A skydiver suffered traumatic injuries Friday night after a parachute accident during the Normal CornBelters home opener, authorities said.

WGLT / WGLT

A 17-year-old charged in the fatal shootings last month at a Normal apartment pleaded not guilty Friday in McLean County court.

Tacoma Police Department

UPDATED 1:15 p.m. | A 32-year-old cold case 2,000 miles away led to the arrest of a suspect in Eureka on Thursday.

Police car at night
WGLT

A 23-year-old Bloomington man is accused of driving under the influence before a crash early Thursday that killed his passenger.

WGLT / WGLT

A Bloomington man with a history of drunken driving was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison for killing a teenage bicyclist last summer.

Steven Damron / Flickr

Did you get a ticket in the last couple weeks for using your cell phone while driving? Join the club.

WGLT / WGLT

A 17-year-old charged in this week’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment was allegedly wielding three guns that night—including an AR-15 rifle.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police say they’ve arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with Wednesday night’s fatal shootings at a Normal apartment complex.

Courtesy of Charlene Carruthers

Community activist and author Charlene Carruthers says she believes in asking questions that challenge people and might even make some feel uncomfortable.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

Police are investigating a shooting that left two people dead Wednesday night inside a Normal apartment complex.

myllissa / Creative Commons via Flickr

A nursing mother is suing for discrimination after being told she should use the men's restroom to express breast milk when she reported for jury duty at a Chicago court.

A west-side intersection was reopened Tuesday after a semitractor trailer carrying agricultural chemicals crashed, authorities said.

Nashville Police via AP

UPDATED 1:40 p.m. | Authorities say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Waffle House in Nashville has been arrested.

An 18-year-old Mackinaw man was identified Saturday as the person shot and killed by a Tazewell County sheriff's deputy.

Tazewell County sheriff's police killed a man near Mackinaw Friday morning. The 18-year-old was at a residence at 34368 State Route 9 and had shot at a deputy.

Illinois State University

Four applicants have applied to fill a vacant judgeship on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit.

Ryan Denham / WGLT

A couple potential moves could leave the McLean County state's attorney's office without its top two administrators.

Peoria Public Radio

Peoria Police have made an arrest in last weekend's shooting that killed two at a house party.

Woman Charged Using Controversial Felony Murder Law

Apr 8, 2018
McLean County Sheriff's Department and Bloomington Police

The charge against Brittney Mikesell is based on a controversial provision of Illinois’ murder statute.

Pages