Thomas R. Hartsoe, 76, of Fairmont City, was charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a child.
Two months after the law took effect there still seems to be a lot of confusion about where you can and can not carry a concealed weapon in Illinois.
Tom Gibbons is traveling to local schools in efforts to bring awareness of sexting and its legal obligations.
Madison County state’s attorney says he’ll seek elimination of Fred Bathon’s pension.
The city’s block parties kick off tomorrow and Alton Police say there are exceptions to Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons’ decision not to prosecute residents.
The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.
No reaction yet from Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons after state law enforcers release a statement, saying they will continue enforcing the state’s current concealed carry law.
“Continuing to criminally charge citizens for conduct that is constitutionally protected and for which charges would, ultimately, be dismissed, would be unconscionable and a terrible waste of judicial resources.”
54-year-old Charles Weiss was returning home last November and was confronted by Newbern and three others. Gibbons alleges Newbern shot Weiss while attempting to rob him.
State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons says the deputy’s actions involving 51-year-old Barry Cloninger outside the man’s rural Edwardsville home were reasonable.