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Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (March 5, 2015)

WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of recent activity:

— Elizabeth A. Shrove, 37, of Gilman, was arrested March 4 on an Iroquois County warrant for theft.

— Ashley N. Wood, 27, of Sheldon, was arrested March 4 on an Iroquois County warrant for failure to appear in court for driving with a revoked license and deceptive practice.

Two women arrested for DUI near Crescent City

CRESCENT CITY — District 21 Illinois State Police arrested two women for driving under the influence of alcohol after both crashed their vehicles into ditches along U.S. 24 in Iroquois County recently.

Arrested in connection with separate traffic accidents were Roxanne Eden, 47, of Danforth, and Nancy L. Wood, 55, of Watseka.

Cabery man among 2 taken to hospitals after I-57 wreck

KANKAKEE — A Cabery man was among two people taken to hospitals for treatment following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 near Kankakee.

The accident occurred at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the northbound lanes of I-57 at milepost 304, according to a news release from District 21 Illinois State Police.

Ford County Circuit Court Cases (March 5, 2015)

Following is a list of cases filed recently in Ford County Circuit Court, as posted at

• Christopher E. Searcy, 26, of Rankin, for meth manufacturing (less than 15 grams), possession of anhydrous ammonia, possession of meth (5-15 grams) and using a vehicle to manufacture meth.

Judge delays Kankakee cannabis-growing permit

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge on Wednesday halted a medical marijuana-growing operation, granting a temporary restraining order that heightened concerns about legal challenges over how Illinois issued cannabis licenses.

Rural Dewey resident bilked of $750

DEWEY — A rural Dewey resident was bilked out of $750 possibly through an Internet scam.

Champaign County sheriff’s Lt. Brian Mennenga said between Feb. 17 and 19, a resident of the 3200 block of Greenwod Drive, rural Dewey, said he believes someone gained access to his credit card number when it was used to pay for fixing his computer online.

Dean Swan's attorney: 'False allegations' made about my client

Dean Swan’s attorney, Lance Cagle of Paxton, issued the following news release Tuesday:

Email shows resignations linked to decision not to charge Dean Swan

PAXTON — When Dean Swan resigned as Button Township supervisor and as a member of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board in January, the longtime public servant was following through with his end of a deal to avoid criminal charges related to his November arrest, the Paxton Record has learned.

538-page report details Dean Swan investigation

A 538-page report from Illinois State Police, obtained by the Paxton Record last week, provides a full account of the evidence — or lack thereof — against former Button Township supervisor and Paxton-Buckley-Loda school board member Dean Swan.

Three charged in Paxton meth bust

PAXTON — Three people have been criminally charged in connection with a rolling meth lab discovered during a traffic stop early Sunday morning in downtown Paxton.

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