An Elgin man who pleaded guilty to and was convicted of murder in a 2001 slaying has been granted a retrial after he argued that his previous 30-year prison sentence was not harsh enough. Benny Deanda Jr., 26, of Elgin, was given a 30-year-sentence for the murder of 16-year-old Mario Jiminez.
As the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session rallies on in Springfield, debates over gambling, pension reform, red-light cameras in Chicago and tax cuts for Sears and other companies threatening to leave the state remain ongoing. Last-minute action on any of these issues is likely. See where the issues stand and stay posted with the Huffington Post coverage of the Illinois Fall Veto Session.
. John F. Lekich, 55, and Carla Pruitt Lekich, 55, both of Harvard were charged with five counts of Cruel Treatment of five horses that were severely underweight; five counts of Violation of Owner’s Duties for failure to provide veterinary care when needed to prevent suffering; 15 counts of Violation of Owner’s Duties for failure to provide sufficient quantity of good quality, wholesome food and water; and 15 counts of Violation of Owner’s Duties for failure to provide adequate shelter and protection from the weather.
The 78-year-old Glenview resident was turning northbound from Henley onto Waukegan when she struck another vehicle traveling north. she subsequently lost control of her vehicle, went over a curb, struck a light pole that fell on an unoccupied car and then hit Richart’s chiropractic office, 908 Waukegan Road.
, Israeli hand-to-hand combat. Approximately 30 police officers and deputies attended the two-day training.
brings the Fab Four to life at schools across the country. The Liverpool Legends will perform at Lemont High School at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.