Jury in St. Clair County, Illinois, finds a judge’s former roommate not guilty after a murder trial in Southern Illinois. The man was accused in the shooting death of another man inside an apartment in 2016.
Mark A. Brueggemann, a lawyer in Collinsville, Illinois, pleaded guilty on Monday to knowingly receiving child porn in Southern Illinois. He faces 5 to 20 years in federal prison on the criminal charge.
Neighbors noticed smoke and flames coming from the top level of a house in the 35 block of N 28th Street in Belleville. Fire crews arrived within 2 minutes of the call and the fire was put out in 20 minutes, according to Fire Chief Tom Pour.
A pastor who served in East St. Louis, Illinois in a Southern Illinois parish was named by Jesuits on a list of priests accused of sexually abusing children. Chester E. Gaiter is alleged to have committed the crimes in the 1970s and 1980s.
A man from Hecker, Illinois in Southern Illinois was charged with stealing items from Kaskaskia Tool and Machine in New Athens, IL in St. Clair County. Matthew C. Rautman was charged with one count of burglary.