Bruce Berrier, convicted of gunrunning then fled after cutting GPS device (SOURCE: DuPage County State's Attorney's Office)
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Bond Denied for Convicted Gunrunner Who Fled When He Cut Off His GPS Electronic Monitor After Brother’s Funeral

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that bond was denied yesterday, Sunday, January 23, 2022, for a recently convicted gunrunner accused of fleeing after cutting off his electronic GPS monitor following his brother’s funeral. […]

Same building shows fire damage in Google Street view in July 2019 (Image capture July 2019 ©2022 Google)
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Baltimore Firefighters Trapped in Building Collapse at Extra Alarm Apartment Fire on Stricker St in Baltimore

Building at Stricker and Pratt Has Burned Before Police, firefighters and paramedics from Baltimore responded about 6:00 am. Monday, January 24, 2022 to a report of a fire at a 3-story row home apartment building […]

Constantino Vasquez-Juan (SOURCE: Kane County Sheriff's Office)
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Carpentersville Resident Constantino Vasquez-Juan At Large Sentenced 45 Years For Child Sex Abuse After Skipping Trial and Sentencing Hearing

Wanted: Arrest Warrant January 20, 2022 Kane County Judge Alice C. Tracy has sentenced 38-year-old Constantino Vasquez-Juan to 45 years of imprisonment in the Illinois Department of Corrections. A Kane County jury on Nov. 2, […]

Hampshire firefighters inspecting warehouse structure after explosion inside (SOURCE: Hampshire Fire Protection District)
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One Killed, One Critically Injured in Explosion at Construction Materials Manufacturing Plant in Hampshire

Police, firefighters and paramedics from Hampshire responded about 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 21, 2022 to a report of an explosion in “Building P” of the W.R. Meadows Inc. manufacturing complex, 300 Industrial Drive in Hampshire. […]

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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Berwyn Resident in Connection With Armed Robberies of Cell Phone Stores in Berwyn and Cicero

CHICAGO — A federal grand jury has indicted a male resident of Berwyn for allegedly robbing cell phone stores in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero. Ocie Banks, Jr., brandished a firearm in three […]

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What’s in a Name? Nutrient Dense Foods or Superfoods Are Important for a Healthy Diet

Superfood is a marketing term that identifies foods that are claimed to contain exceptional nutrient density. Many experts, such as nutrition scientists and dietitians don’t use the term “superfood” professionally speaking, and may even technically […]