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Illinois man allegedly struck a sign then crashed in Mount Pleasant before heroin was found in his car

Illinois man allegedly struck a sign then crashed in Mount Pleasant before heroin was found in his car

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MOUNT PLEASANT — An Illinois man who allegedly struck a street sign in Mount Pleasant before getting his car stuck in the median has been charged with his second OWI.

Illinois Legislator Proposes Bill to Prohibit ‘All Violent Video Games’. The bill was introduced by Illinois Rep. Marcus Evans last week. Bill HB3531 would amend the Violent Video Games Law and change provisions surrounding the sale of “violent video games” to minors. . It would effectively prohibit the sale of “all violent video games” on the basis that they “perpetuate human-on-human violence.” . The bill would also change the definition of “serious physical harm” to include psychological harm, various forms of abuse, domestic violence, violence against women and carjacking. . A video game that allows a user or player to control a character within the video game that is encouraged to perpetuate human-on-human violence in which the player kills or otherwise causes serious physical or psychological harm to another human or an animal, Bill HB3531, via Complex. In a statement to the ‘Chicago Sun-Times,' Rep. Evans seemingly blamed video games for the increased carjacking rate in Chicago. . A total of 218 carjacking incidents were reported to Chicago police in January. The bill would prohibit the sale of some of these games that promote the activities that we’re suffering from in our communities, Rep. Marcus Evans, to ‘Chicago Sun-Times'

Anthony Rizzio, 39, from Lindenhurst, Ill., was charged with a felony count of possession of narcotic drugs and a misdemeanor count of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence as a second offense.

According to a criminal complaint:

At 9:41 p.m. Tuesday, an officer was sent to the intersection of Washington Avenue and Highway V for an accident. A Nissan Maxima had struck a sign and was in the median. The car was still running but no one was around it.

Anthony Rizzio


A witness said he drove by and saw a man walk into Kwik Trip looking for someone to pull his car off the median. Officers found the man, identified as Rizzio, and was placed into custody for operating under the influence.

His car was searched and in the center console were two needles, one of which appeared to have been used. Also located, according to police, was 1.7 grams of heroin.

Rizzio was given a $2,000 signature bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. A preliminary court hearing is set for March 11 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.


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