Woman Pulled From Burning Car After Crashing Into School Bus
Two good Samaritans are credited with pulling a Harvard woman from her burning car early Wednesday morning after she collided with a school bus on Route 14.
Deborah Furstenau, 53, was driving a 1997 Plymouth eastbound on Route 14 in unincorporated Hartland Township at about 7 a.m. April 10, when she lost control of the car, veered into the westbound lane and collided with a Durham School Bus, according to McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren.
Sheriff's police were called to the 16200 block of Route 14. While enroute to the crash scene deputies learned Furstenau's car had caught fire.
"...The driver had been rescued by a citizen and an off-duty McHenry County Conservation District officer," Nygren stated in a release.
Randall Ho and MCCD officer Daniel Hibbeler came upon the accident and pulled Furstenau from the burning vehicle.
Former Catholic School Principal Arrested for Disorderly Conduct
The mystery of who sent anonymous letters to parents of current and past students at St. John the Baptist School in Johnsburg appears closer to being solved.
Johnsburg Police Department officials announced Tuesday they have filed charges against Pamela C. Dvonch, the school's former principal.
Dvonch, 63, 1607 W. Sunnyside Beach Dr., Johnsburg, turned herself into Johnsburg Police after charges of disorderly conduct were filed against her on Sunday, April 7, according to Johnsburg Police.
In a news release, the Johnsburg Police Department said on March 26, it received the first of 16 reports of “offensive” style anonymous letters that were received by parents of current and former students of St. John the Baptist School, 2304 W. Church St.
Armed Robbery Suspects Charged With Kidnapping
Two men who held customers and employees of a Deerfield store at gunpoint Monday night and a third person waiting in a car were charged with six counts each of kidnapping and armed robbery, according to a release from the Deerfield Police Department.
Lavell D. Hughes, 41, of Hazel Crest; Tony Johnson, 20, of Harvey and Andre Wadlington-Anthony, 28, of Harvey were each charged by the Cook County State’s Attorney with six counts of Armed Robbery and Kidnapping.
Earlier: Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspects After Chase
All charges are Class X Felonies which carry a prison sentence of six to 30 years. Probation is not allowed for a Class X felony.
In a bond hearing today, Cook County Criminal Court Judge Marcia Orr set bail at $350,000 for each man, according to the release. They next appear in court April 30.
Trial Set for Woman Charged in Child's Death
A new trial date for Carly Rousso, 18, of Highland Park, has been set for July 12, reported the Lake County News-Sun.
Last October, Rousso pleaded not guilty to reckless homicide and aggravated DUI charges for the death of 5-year-old Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento of Highland Park, reported Patch.
Rousso was driving eastbound on Central Avenue on Labor Day afternoon . Jaclyn was killed.
Toxicology reports indicated that the compound Difluoroethane was detected in Rousso's blood, according to a grand jury indictment, reported Patch. The compound was found in a commercial cleaning product uncovered in Rousso's car, according to Ken LaRue, the Lake County State's Attorney's Traffic Division chief.
Rousso remains free on $500,000 bond. Last December, a judge temporarily lifted the 24-hour curfew so she could travel to Arizona to visit family, reported Patch.
Rousso, who is also a defendant in a civil suit being sought by Jaclyn Santos-Sacramento's family, is due back in court June 11, reported the News-Sun.
Man Pleads Guilty in Boating Death of Tony Borcia
Instead of going to trial next month, David Hatyina, 51, of Bartlett, has plead guilty to one count of aggravated driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol in last summer's boating death of 10-year-old Anthony "Tony" Borcia, reported the Lake County News-Sun.
The Butterfield School fifth-grader was enjoying a day on the lake with family and friends on July 28, 2012, when he fell off of an inner tube and was struck by David Hatyina's boat and killed, reported Patch.
In exchange for his guilty plea, charges of aggravated DUI and reckless homicide against Hatyina were dropped. Sentencing is scheduled for June 13, according to the News-Sun.
Hatyina remains free on $1 million bond.