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November 2017 Archives

2 illinoiss men face charges after police find 138 grams of pot

Two illinoiss men were taken into custody on drug charges following the execution of a search warrant on Nov. 14. During the search of a residence in Libertyville, authorities reportedly found 138 grams of pot and drug-related paraphernalia.

Actress arrested on felony cocaine charge

The challenges that illinoiss faces dealing with drug abuse and distribution is part of a nationwide issue affecting the rich and poor. On Nov. 14, actress Rose McGowan was taken into custody and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. The actress turned herself in as a result of charges stemming from police investigating personal belongings the actress left behind on a United Airlines flight.

Man charged with DUI after being found on sidewalk

Police in Riverside, illinoiss, say that a 33-year-old man was taken into custody on Nov. 11. Authorities first saw the man's 2005 Cadillac parked on a sidewalk at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and Lionel Road at about 2:40 a.m. When an officer first made contact with the man, he was passed out in his vehicle, and there was a beer in the cup holder.

Character actor faces DWI after colliding with gas meter

Movie buffs in illinoiss may be interested to learn that actor Christopher McDonald is facing drunk driving charges in California. Known for his roles in "Thelma and Louise," "Happy Gilmore" and "Ballers," McDonald was taken into police custody on Oct. 28 following a one-car collision.

Seven people arrested in meth bust

Seven illinoiss residents were taken into custody on Oct. 24 for alleged distribution of methamphetamine in Coles County, according to a press release issued by the Charleston Police Department. The arrests were the culmination of a two-month investigation conducted by Charleston police, the East Central illinoiss Task Force and the Coles County Sheriff's Office.

Study shows that prosecutors make worse offers to black people

A number of studies has revealed that black people in illinoiss are much more likely to be arrested by the police than white individuals even though they are no more likely to commit crimes and make up a much smaller percentage of the population. A new study reveals that the disparate treatment based on race extends into the court and criminal justice system as well. Black people are likelier to receive harsh sentences than are their white counterparts even if they have similar records and have committed similar crimes.