Limestone Township Fire Chief Brosseau to plead guilty
The former fire chief of the Limestone Township Fire District reportedly will plead guilty to felont theft charges.
Jeff Brosseau(Bross-SO) plans to enter a guilty plea to felony theft charges and pay back the money he is accused of stealing from the Kankakee Valley Firemen's Association.
The Daily-Journal reported the 56-year-old was arrested in October 2011 for allegedly taking over $55,000 from the firemen's association between 2006 and 2009.Brosseau served as the association treasurer at the time. His arrest followed a three-month investigation by the Illinois State Police.
PONTIAC — Two people were arrested in Pontiac after a search warrant turned up heroin, marijuana and cash as part of an ongoing investigation by the Livingston County Proactive Unit.
Sheriff Marty Meredith said the arrests occurred Thursday evening. A 32-year-old woman faces charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, A 26-year-old man faces charges for possession of a controlled substance. The un-identified suspects are both are from Pontiac.
MELVIN — A firefighter escaped serious injury overnight when a floor collapsed inside a burning bar and grill. A snowplow driver called in the fire at Bubba’s Bar & Grill on Main Street.
The Roberts firefighter was taken to Gibson Area Hospital, where he was treated and later released.
The fireman fell through a weakened floor into the basement. Other firefighters lowered a ladder so he could climb out.
Firefighters cleared the scene about five hours later, but the state fire marshal’s office was called to investigate. Firemen from Melvin, Roberts, Sibley and Gibson City answered the call around 3:30 am.
JOLIET — A judge has sentenced Drew Peterson to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife.
Will County Judge Edward Burmila imposed the sentence Thursday. The 59-year-old Peterson faced a maximum 60-year prison term.
Jurors convicted Peterson in September in the 2004 death of Kathleen Savio. Neighbors found her body in a dry bathtub at her home with a gash on her head.
Peterson is also a suspect in the 2007 disappearance of his 23-year-old fourth wife, Stacy Peterson, but hasn't been charged. Her disappearance is what led authorities to take another look at Savio's death and reclassify it from an accident to a homicide.
Fascination nationwide with Peterson arose from speculation he sought to use his law enforcement expertise to get away with murder.