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Two men arrested in connection with Loda burglaries

LODA — Two men were arrested Monday evening in connection with three burglaries last week in Loda, and more arrests are expected, police said.

Judge denies murder suspect's request for change of venue

WATSEKA — A rural Ashkum man’s murder trial will remain in Iroquois County after a judge denied his request for a change of venue Monday.

Kankakee attorney Ed Glazar Jr. filed a motion in December claiming that his client, 34-year-old Andrew M. Condon, cannot receive a fair trial in Iroquois County due to pretrial publicity.

'Persons of interest' sought in Loda burglaries

LODA — Investigators have identified “some persons of interest” in three burglaries that occurred last week in Loda and are in the process of trying to find them, Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen said.

Paxton Police Blotter (April 18, 2014)

PAXTON — The Paxton Police Department released the following list of recent activity:

Iroquois County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 18, 2014)

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

— Jeffery A. Condon, 42, of Onarga, was arrested April 17 for driving with a revoked license and driving more than 40 mph above the speed limit.

Attorney wants official misconduct case thrown out

WATSEKA — An elected township road commissioner’s attorney is asking an Iroquois County judge to dismiss the official misconduct case against his client because a grand jury’s indictment fails to explain how he violated any law.

Watseka attorney Ronald Boyer filed a motion on April 3 to dismiss the indictment against Daniel L. Bauer, 54, of Cissna Park.

Arrest warrants issued for two Paxton men

PAXTON — Arrest warrants have been issued for two men who allegedly stole a car at a Paxton gas station just hours after one of them was released from the Ford County Jail.

Paxton Police Chief Bob Bane said Frank A. Zamiar Jr., 19, of Paxton, and Nicholas S. Klein, 25, of Paxton, formerly of Rantoul, had not been located as of Thursday.

Ford County Circuit Court Cases (April 16, 2014)

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

• Robert W. Schubert, 33, of Gibson City, for burglary.
• Steven M. Mathes, 20, of Gibson City, for burglary.
• Justin A. Jesse, 19, of Gibson City, for burglary.


Gibson City police blotter (April 16, 2014)

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson City Police Department released the following list of persons arrested or ticketed recently:

— Adam J. O’Brien-Basham, 23, of Chatsworth, for possession of cannabis, illegal transportation of alcohol, operating an uninsured vehicle and muffler violations on April 11.

Ford County Sheriff's Office police blotter (April 16, 2014)

PAXTON — The Ford County Sheriff’s Office released the following list of activity for the period of April 6-12:

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