LaSalle County is paying $355,000 and rewriting its jail policies to settle lawsuits brought by five women who were stripped naked by sheriff’s deputies, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
In the latest 30-page, 14-count civil complaint, filed Thursday, three women and a man claimed they were stripped by sheriff’s deputies without provocation and left naked in their cells for anywhere from 12 hours to two days.
After one woman accused deputies of an illegal strip search at a county jail, now more women are coming forward claiming that they, too, were subjected to similar conduct.
A 33-year-old woman from Coal City is suing LaSalle County after video from the county jail’s security system showed her face down on the floor of her cell stripped nude.
It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.
The mayor of an Illinois town that suffered from a killer tornado nine years ago, has a warning for those in Moore, Okla.: They’ll see both the best and the worst of human nature as they struggle to pick up the pieces.
On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.
A desperate mother contacted CBS 2 on Tuesday, after going without power for a month. Her LaSalle County home has electric heat, and lately it’s been cold.
A homeowner who defended his property by killing an intruder was behind bars Tuesday morning.
Damage could be as much as $2 million from a fire at a boat storage facility in LaSalle County.
Visitation is set for Tuesday, and a funeral the following day, for two sisters who died in a car crash in LaSalle County a couple of weeks ago.
A woman and her two small children are dead after a fire in their LaSalle County home on Thursday.
A man, who police said was drunk while driving his snowmobile, was rescued after his snowmobile sank through the icy waters of the Fox River.
LaSalle County mother Tanya Shannon died of cold exposure, and her body did not have any signs of trauma, according to a published report.
She vanished nearly a month ago following a car crash that killed her husband. But on Monday, Tanya Shannon’s body was found, in a field not far from the crash site.
The search is set to resume for the 40-year-old Ransom, Ill., woman who disappeared in early December after a car crash killed her husband.
Authorities in LaSalle County are hoping unseasonably warm weather coming up in the next couple of days will allow them to continue their search for 41-year-old Tanya Shannon.
A LaSalle County woman who has been missing since a car crash that killed her husband earlier this month had filed for divorce, but officials said that won’t change the course of their investigation.
With the weather warming up, investigators hope to bring in dogs and resume looking for a woman missing since a crash on Sunday.