Law and Order
Kane County, Illinois
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A list of names doesn't tell the story of those first proceedings. SELDEN M. CHURCH was appointed as the first Clerk, but moved to Rockford. Judge FORD appointed Mr. HUBBARD who resigned after the first day, Mark W. FLETCHER replaced him.
Claim jumpers, trespass and house burning arsonists
busied the first court.
Source: History of Kane County by Joslyn & Joslyn 1908
Conflicting information as the following was recently written by Mike Alft in the Elgin Courier: "Early in February 1903 the mutilated body of Nicolo Tomasso was found in an Elgin, Joliet and Eastern box car where he had been living with Antonio Romano at Aurora. Both men were poor Italian immigrants. Romano was arrested and confessed to the crime. Attorney John Powers of Elgin was appointed to defend the accused. The jury returned a guilty verdict, and Judge Henry Willis of Elgin sentenced Romano to death by hanging."
1924 Murders - in Aurora - Warren Lincoln confesses to beheading of his wife, Lina and her brother, Byron Shoup.
Agents dump 3,675 barrels of beer into the river March 1924 (Elgin Courier Link)
Kane County, Illinois Sheriff's Office, 1836-1996. Published: Geneva, Ill. : Kane County Sheriff's Office, c1996. LC Call No.: HV8148.K18K36 1996
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