A 22-year-old man, his girlfriend, and mother are being held in the fatal shooting of a Naperville man whose body was stuffed in a trash bin in Chicago. Ernest Collins, 21-year-old Cassandra Green and 38-year-old Candice Jones appeared Saturday in a DuPage County courtroom on first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping, armed robbery and concealment of homicidal death charges. Twenty-year-old Michael Armendariz last was seen Jan. 14, 2018. His body was found May 31 in the garage of a vacant house next to Jones’ home. Naperville is southwest of Chicago. The 22-year-old Collins and Green live in Rockford, northwest of Chicago. They also are charged with burglary. Collins, Green, and Jones are being held without bond. They are due back in court on March 4.
The Knox-Galesburg Symphony continues the Masterworks Series Saturday, February 23rd with “Stars over Paris.”
Jury selection was finished by yesterday morning in the ongoing murder trial of Jonathan Kelly. The afternoon brought opening statements and testimony that was often emotional.
The Galesburg School District Superintendent says despite what you’ve seen on social media — no, some technology courses long taught at Galesburg High School aren’t going away.
Knox County State’s Attorney John Pepmeyer has indicated that he will be taking on the special prosecutor that was appointed to assist his office with the caseload after being unable to find qualified candidates to […]