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.
An Illinois woman’s photo was a second-place finisher in a national contest and because of that, a rural school district’s ag department will be getting some new educational materials.
The City of Galesburg named its next police chief today; Galesburg Police Department’s current Captain of Staff and Services Russell Idle.
The bulk of reconstruction on downtown Galesburg’s Park Plaza and adjacent parking lots should be finished by the end of September.
The 25th Annual Galesburg Heritage Days embark on Lake Storey Park August 17th and 18th.