Friday, December 4, 2009

Police arrest 3 for DUI during traffic campaign

 

Off-duty Belvidere police officers were hired back to perform seat belt enforcement zones at intersections throughout the city from Nov. 13 to 30, resulting in 186 traffic stops and 271 tickets and arrests.
Boone County Sheriff’s deputies conducted roving patrols looking specifically for DUI offenders during the Thanksgiving holiday. There were six different patrols. They arrested three subjects for DUI, stopped 35 cars and issued 38 tickets.

Click on the following for more details:  Police arrest 3 for DUI during traffic campaign - Rockford, IL - Rockford Register Star

Cops probe burglary in Blago's attorneys' office

 

Burglars broke into the offices occupied by two members of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's legal defense team overnight and stole eight computers and a safe, police said Friday.

Click on the following:  Daily Herald | Cops probe burglary in Blago's attorneys' office

McHenry County eyes housing costs

 

2008, yearlong study by The Heartland Mid-America Institute on Poverty concluded that one McHenry County homeowner in three, and more than half of renters, do not have affordable housing. While the study identified the county’s median income at $72,000, about one household in three earns less than the $50,000 that the study’s authors estimate it takes to make ends meet in McHenry County.

The study identified about 21 percent of county households as “very low income,” or earning less than $35,000 a year. That population includes the working poor, senior citizens and people with serious physical and mental disability. But the study concluded that there is enough affordable housing in the county to accommodate only 16 percent of them.

Click on the following for more details:  Northwest Herald | County eyes housing costs