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"On Monday last, as Jas. Gregory was attempting to get on a caboose car of a freight train at Dixon, he missed his footing and was thrown to the track. One wheel of an engine used to push the heavy train up the grade south of Dixon, struck one foot, dislocating the joint, and crushing the muscles of the calf of his leg. He was brought to Amboy on the passenger. He is employed in the shops and has a family.

Contributed by Terry Gregory from the Amboy Journay 17 June 1871

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Five Maytown youths will appear in county court Saturday Oct. 11 to answer charges that they destroyed property in pre Halloween raids on two Maytown residences. The youths were arrested on charges of malicious mischief brought against them by two Maytown men, Francis and Harold Leffelman. Three of the youths, Joseph Chandler, 20, Donald Kelley, 17, and Edward Burke, 18, alledgedly broke windows in a barn on the Francis Leffelman farm Oct. 4. They are also charged with leaving a gate open, freeing Leffelman's hogs and allowing an electric motor to run until it had burned out.

The other two, Gene Goy, 16, and Harold McBride, 19, are charged with wrecking a wagon belonging to Harold Leffelman and with leaving the gate open on his farm. The incident is said to have occurred Sept. 28. All five appeared Wednesday in county court following their arrest by Deputy Sheriff John Stouffer.

Dixon Evening Herald 09 October 1952

Followup Story:
Five Maytown youths held on charges of malicious mischief have had their cases dismissed in county court when the complainants withdrew their charges. They were assessed Court costs by Judge Grover Gehant. The five, Joseph Chandler, 20, Donald Kelley, 17, Edward Burke, 18, Gene Goy, 16, and Harold McBride, 19, were charged by Francis and Harold Leffelman with destroying property during a series of pre halloween escapades.

Dixon Evening Herald 20 October 1952

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Thomas J. McCue, Jr., 188 E. Boyd St. Dixon was bound over to Whiteside County Court on a Bastardy charge at a hearing this morning in a justice of the peace court at Sterling. He was released on $1,250 bond. The complaint was brought by Miriam Holdren, Sterling. McCue is a former Sterling resident.
Dixon Evening Herald 10 October 1952

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DIXON: Peter Murray, in charge of the extra gang of the southern division of the Chicago & Northwestern railway, was killed at Hanneman by two Italians who had been employed on his crew. The murder was committed with a heavy crowbar with which they mashed his skull. The men escaped.

Contributed by Kim Torp from the Ste. Marie Tribune, Jasper Co, IL, Friday, December 12, 1913

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