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Wellington man nabbed for criminal acts in Hoopeston

31-year-old Bradley David of Wellington faces felony charges in Vermilion County. He was arrested by Hoopeston Police for several criminal damage to property incidents reported last week. The arrest was made Saturday after David was interviewed.

Police investigated a series of criminal acts last week in the 1,2 and 300-blocks of E. Main Streets, two more on North Market and E. Orange, and Bank Street. Other damage reports came from W. Washington, E. Penn, 6th Avenue, !st Avenue, 2nd Avenue, W. Chestnut and S. 5th Street at Route 9.

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Police stand-off in Pontiac, man in custody >

A trained-negotiator helped police in Livingston County fuse a hostage situation in Pontiac Friday. A man and woman were holed up in an apartment for several hours before the matter was resolved. Both the man and woman were in custody while investigators tried to unravel what had been going on.

Dozens of officers from the Pontiac Police Department and Livingston County Sheriff’s Department made their presence known at the intersection of Division & North Streets The man allegedly held the woman against her will at an apartment complex. It all began at 10:42 am, according to Livcom dispatchers. Both individuals were taken into custody at approximately 1:07 p.m.

Eyewitnesses and sources familiar with the individuals involved, reported Justin Doan was holding a woman in his apartment against her will. Efforts were made to get Doan to surrender.

Pontiac Police talked to Doan by phone, confirming what eyewitnesses said about how the incident began. (The woman was being held because police were uncertain what her involvement was all about).

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BrickStone robbery suspect faces federal charges

The former Kankakee resident, arrested in the Monday robbery of the BrickStone Brewery & Restaurant in Bourbonnais, is facing federal charges and could be looking at 25 years in prison. Michael Cobbs Jr. of Champaign is in custody for the armed robbery. Now, the Daily-Journal reports the case will go before a federal grand jury.

Records show, because BrickStone os a restaurant and brewery and engages in interstate commerce thru food and alcohol outside of Illinois, Cobb is charged under the federal Hobbs Act –which prohibits robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign colmmerce.

The 32-year-old Cobb is in custody of the U.S. Marshalls.
Cobb was arrested Monday after the BrickStone was robbed and employees were injured.

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35th River Cleanup Saturday

Volunteers are welcome for today's (Sat) Iroquois and Kankakee Rivers cleanup.  The annual event is in its 35th year.  The volunteers will comb the banks of the two waterways to remove debris and other junk.  An estimated 25 tons of trash was collected along the rivers last September. 

The annual cleanup is sponsored by the Northern Illinois Anglers Association (niaa).  The organization's executive director, J.R. Black, says the cleanup has removed up to 80 tons of trash and river debris.  He says it's about 40-45 tons a year.  Over the 34 years, Black says, that's more than 15-hundred tons.

Seven registration sites are lined up for volunteers to register.  The sites include the Aroma Park boat launch, Kankakee River State Park, Beckman Park, Bird Park, Bradley-Bourbonnais Sportsmen's Club, Momence Island Park, and Shamrock Golf Course.  More info is available at 815-953-6134.

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Bourbonnais woman injured in I-57 mishap

20-year-old Abigail Greene of Bourbonnais was slightly injured wheh her car collided with a Mack semi Thursday on I-57 at Kankakee.  Greene was mergng on to the interstate when she tried to pass another vehicle. Her car hitz the bumper of a semi tractor then spun into the median.  Illinois State Police cited Greene for improper lane usage.  

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