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Aurora attorney’s true-crime memoir reviews his work on Nicarico case

Aurora attorney’s true-crime memoir reviews his work on Nicarico case and its aftermath Harry Hitzeman Gary Johnson It was Nov. 12, 1986, and attorney Gary Johnson was locked up in the DuPage County jail, shackles around his ankles. Johnson and his co-counsel had been held in contempt of court for pushing a judge too hard […]

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February 18, 2019

Judge rules Hoyle’s confession admissible at future murder trial

Woman accused in toddler’s death wanted statements ruled inadmissible By KATIE FINLONEmailFollow Jan. 18, 2019 Caption SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ruled Friday afternoon that interviews with police can be used as evidence at the trial of a woman accused of slamming a baby to the floor resulting in fatal injuries. Alexandra B. Hoyle, […]

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January 21, 2019

North Aurora man charged with molesting another girl

North Aurora man charged with molesting another girl A 48-year-old North Aurora man who was free on bond after his arrest earlier this year on charges he molested a girl he knew has been charged with sexually abusing another girl, according to Kane County court records. Shane Lindholm, of the 500 block of Wingfoot Drive, […]

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August 27, 2018

Probation terminated after former Aurora priest removed to Colombia

A former Aurora priest who avoided a jury trial on child sex abuse charges through a misdemeanor plea deal is back in Colombia, and his probation in Kane County has been terminated. Alfredo Pedraza Arias, 51, lost his temporary religious worker visa after he was charged with sexually abusing two girls at Sacred Heart Church […]

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March 13, 2018