A town hall meeting about the SAFE-T act was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at John Wood Community College. Speakers were Justin Oliver, sheriff of Brown County; Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department; Todd Eyler and Gary Farha with the state’s attorney’s office in Adams County; and State Sen. Jil Tracy. This video […]
A town hall meeting about the SAFE-T act was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at John Wood Community College. Speakers were Justin Oliver, sheriff of Brown County; Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department; Todd Eyler and Gary Farha with the state’s attorney’s office in Adams County; and State Sen. Jil Tracy.
QUINCY — Adam Yates, chief of the Quincy Police Department, offered a story about a homeowner with a pool to help illustrate the flaws of the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) criminal justice reform act. “It’s summertime, you’re out in your backyard, and there’s someone in your swimming pool who you don’t recognize,” he […]
QUINCY — Jason Priest appeared in Adams County Circuit Court on Friday morning after the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office filed a motion this week for bond to be modified or increased in cases against him. Priest also was making a first appearance on two other court cases. However, the hearing was continued to Monday […]
QUINCY — An assistant state’s attorney for Adams County was let go last week after working for just four months, and the verdicts in three parental rights cases he tried in juvenile court this summer were vacated because he was not licensed to practice law in Illinois. Pruitt Holcombe, who came to Quincy in April […]
QUINCY — Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha recently hired two assistant state’s attorneys. Pruitt Holcombe from Florence, Ala., and Ryan Parker of Quincy are replacing Anita Rodriguez, who retired in June after a 35-year career, and Jamie Frey, who left in August 2021 to take a position in Springfield with the Administrator’s Office of […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A settlement has been reached in the 2017 civil lawsuit filed by Curtis Lovelace and other Lovelace family members against several members of the Quincy Police Department, Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha, former Adams County Coroner James Keller, the city of Quincy and Adams County. Details of the settlement or financial […]
QUINCY — A resolution to authorize incentives for new residential constructions west of 12th Street between Harrison and Locust was approved during Monday’s Quincy City Council meeting. However, an amendment to that resolution that would also have offered those incentives to residential constructions east of 12th Street did not. The resolution called for waiving water […]
Mark Lawrence made his first appearance in Adams County Circuit Court on Wednesday morning after he was arrested on two theft charges following an indictment by an Adams County grand jury on May 12.
Illinois Supreme Court has rejected an attempt by Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha to have Drew Clinton re-sentenced.
Raoul is going to ask the Illinois Supreme Court to order Adams County Circuit Judge Robert Adrian to impose a new sentence to Drew Clinton.
QUINCY — Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha said he will be taking steps to put the Drew Clinton criminal sexual assault case back in front of a judge for sentencing after speaking Wednesday morning with a state official. Farha said he participated in a phone conference with David Robinson, the chief deputy director at […]
Board members and Farha were led to believe that Lawrence had permission to sell the tools as long as the money was used to sustain the charity, but a representative from Milwaukee Tools now says that was not the case.
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There are times when a State’s Attorney has discretion in enforcing laws. School districts also have discretion as to who they allow into their buildings for certain reasons. Quincy and Adams County are suffering because of both of these facts. Adams County Public Health Administrator Jerrod Welch has done what he has thought is right […]
QUINCY — Adams County State’s Attorney Gary Farha recognized 10 law enforcement officers at 2 p.m. Wednesday by for their dedication and outstanding work. Each officer received a State’s Attorney Challenge Coin, along with a certificate of appreciation, during a brief ceremony in Courtroom 1B of the Adams County Courthouse. The people recognized were:• Quincy Police […]
QUINCY — Barney Bier, a former Adams County Board member and former state’s attorney, believes decisions announced by County Board chairman Kent Snider after a June 15 meeting are not in line with state law. A letter dated June 16, signed by Snider and sent to county department heads, noted personnel changes with the County […]
An Adams County Jury has found a 25-year-old Champaign, Illinois, man guilty of being an Armed Habitual Criminal according to a news release from the Adams County State’s Attorney’s office. The jury took 20 minutes Tuesday afternoon to find Tywone Mitchell, 25, guilty of the Class X felony. Prosecutors dropped three other counts before the […]
QUINCY — A hearing scheduled for Thursday morning regarding alleged liquor code violations at the Barn, 711 S. Front, was canceled after Steven W. Homan, owner of the nightclub, notified the City of Quincy that he is relinquishing his liquor license. However, an Adams County grand jury determined on Thursday there was sufficient evidence to move […]