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AURORA, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago police department is testing a new device that restrains suspects by shooting a Kevlar rope that wraps tightly around the person's body. The Beacon-News reports officers from the Aurora police department are trying out the handheld device, which is considered an alternative to using a Taser.

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago man who was convicted of manufacturing child pornography has been sentenced to 29 years in state prison. In a news release, the DuPage County State's Attorney's office says that 53-year-old Adan Rodriguez of Carol Stream's sentence was imposed this week by Judge Robert Miller. Rodriguez was arrested after the girl's mother saw the sexually explicit text messages and photographs between her daughter and Rodriguez and notified police.

CHICAGO (AP) - The attorney for a woman suing a suburban Chicago hotel over the death of her 19-year-old daughter in a walk-in freezer says someone could have locked the young woman inside. Attorney Geoffrey Fieger told a news conference Tuesday that a button on the freezer door's handle allows it to be locked, overriding a mechanism that would let someone inside get out.

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man who spent 20 years in prison for a 1995 double murder of two eighth-grade girls in a hail of gunfire is free after prosecutors announced they were dropping their case against him. The Chicago Sun-Times reports prosecutors announced Tuesday they were dropping the case against Matthew Sopron. Sopron was released from Stateville Prison Tuesday afternoon.

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