Rockford Scanner™: Several Kids Use Their Bikes To Run Over A Teen Girl In Loves Park




Sources are reporting a scene at the Maple Elementary School in Loves Park.

It happened around 6:30 pm tonight at the Maple Elementary School in loves Park.

Sources said several kids used their bicycles and ran over a 13 year old girl. Injuring the young girl. We been told the injuries might be serious, but not confirmed.

Loves Park Police are investigating.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Laying in The Roadway Bleeding, In Rockford




Sources are reporting a scene near the 700 block of Whitman.

A man was bleeding from the head and laying in the roadway on Whitman and not moving. Sources said the man was involved in an altercation just prior. Injuries are believed to be non life threatening.

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Rockford Scanner™: Possible Stabbing Victim in Rockford, RPD Investigating




Sources are reporting a scene in Rockford.

It happened around 1:30 pm today in the 500 block of N Pierpont.

We were told a person was stabbed near this location.
Unknown on the severity of the injuries at the time of writing this.

No suspect information at this time.

RPD has confirmed a scene there, but has yet to release information


Las Fuentes están reportando una escena en rockford. Sucedió alrededor de las 1:30 pm hoy en el bloque 500 de n pierpont. Nos dijeron que una persona fue apuñalada cerca de esta ubicación. Desconocido sobre la gravedad de las lesiones en el momento de escribir esto. No hay información sospechosa en este momento. Rpd ha confirmado una escena allí, pero aún tiene que liberar información





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Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating 2 Aggravated Batteries




RPD are investigating 2 aggravated batteries that happened today.

  • 4100 block of Auburn
  • 2500 block of 25th st

Aggravated Battery usually means someone used a gun, knife, or some other type of weapon while shooting, stabbing or beating the victim. .

(720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4)
Sec. 12-3.05. Aggravated battery.
(a) Offense based on injury. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement.
(2) Causes severe and permanent disability, great

bodily harm, or disfigurement by means of a caustic or flammable substance, a poisonous gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant or agent, a radioactive substance, or a bomb or explosive compound.
(3) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual 60 years of age or older.
(5) Strangles another individual.
(b) Offense based on injury to a child or person with an intellectual disability. A person who is at least 18 years of age commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly and without legal justification by any means:
(1) causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to any child under the age of 13 years, or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability; or
(2) causes bodily harm or disability or disfigurement

to any child under the age of 13 years or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability.
(c) Offense based on location of conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she is or the person battered is on or about a public way, public property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, or a domestic violence shelter.
(d) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be any of the following:
(1) A person 60 years of age or older.
(2) A person who is pregnant or has a physical

disability.
(3) A teacher or school employee upon school grounds

or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(4) A peace officer, community policing volunteer,

fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(5) A judge, emergency management worker, emergency

medical services personnel, or utility worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(6) An officer or employee of the State of Illinois,

a unit of local government, or a school district, while performing his or her official duties.
(7) A transit employee performing his or her official

duties, or a transit passenger.
(8) A taxi driver on duty.
(9) A merchant who detains the person for an alleged

commission of retail theft under Section 16-26 of this Code and the person without legal justification by any means causes bodily harm to the merchant.
(10) A person authorized to serve process under

Section 2-202 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a special process server appointed by the circuit court while that individual is in the performance of his or her duties as a process server.
(11) A nurse while in the performance of his or her

duties as a nurse.
(e) Offense based on use of a firearm. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(2) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(3) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Discharges a firearm and causes any injury to a

person he or she knows to be a teacher, a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(5) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(6) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(7) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(8) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a teacher, or a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(f) Offense based on use of a weapon or device. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Uses a deadly weapon other than by discharge of a

firearm, or uses an air rifle as defined in Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
(2) Wears a hood, robe, or mask to conceal his or her

identity.
(3) Knowingly and without lawful justification shines

or flashes a laser gunsight or other laser device attached to a firearm, or used in concert with a firearm, so that the laser beam strikes upon or against the person of another.
(4) Knowingly video or audio records the offense with

the intent to disseminate the recording.
(g) Offense based on certain conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Violates Section 401 of the Illinois Controlled

Substances Act by unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another and any user experiences great bodily harm or permanent disability as a result of the injection, inhalation, or ingestion of any amount of the controlled substance.
(2) Knowingly administers to an individual or causes

him or her to take, without his or her consent or by threat or deception, and for other than medical purposes, any intoxicating, poisonous, stupefying, narcotic, anesthetic, or controlled substance, or gives to another person any food containing any substance or object intended to cause physical injury if eaten.
(3) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause a

correctional institution employee or Department of Human Services employee to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, or feces by throwing, tossing, or expelling the fluid or material, and the person is an inmate of a penal institution or is a sexually dangerous person or sexually violent person in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
(h) Sentence. Unless otherwise provided, aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(4), (d)(4), or (g)(3) is a Class 2 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(3) or (g)(1) is a Class 1 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 1 felony when the aggravated battery was intentional and involved the infliction of torture, as defined in paragraph (14) of subsection (b) of Section 9-1 of this Code, as the infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the victim.
Aggravated battery under subdivision (a)(5) is a Class 1 felony if:
(A) the person used or attempted to use a dangerous

instrument while committing the offense; or
(B) the person caused great bodily harm or permanent

disability or disfigurement to the other person while committing the offense; or
(C) the person has been previously convicted of a

violation of subdivision (a)(5) under the laws of this State or laws similar to subdivision (a)(5) of any other state.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(1) is a Class X felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(2) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 6 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(5) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(6), (e)(7), or (e)(8) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (b)(1) is a Class X felony, except that:
(1) if the person committed the offense while armed

with a firearm, 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(2) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(3) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
(i) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
“Building or other structure used to provide shelter” has the meaning ascribed to “shelter” in Section 1 of the Domestic Violence Shelters Act.
“Domestic violence” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
“Domestic violence shelter” means any building or other structure used to provide shelter or other services to victims or to the dependent children of victims of domestic violence pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or the Domestic Violence Shelters Act, or any place within 500 feet of such a building or other structure in the case of a person who is going to or from such a building or other structure.
“Firearm” has the meaning provided under Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, and does not include an air rifle as defined by Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
“Machine gun” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 24-1 of this Code.
“Merchant” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of this Code.
“Strangle” means intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of an individual by applying pressure on the throat or neck of that individual or by blocking the nose or mouth of that individual.
(Source: P.A. 98-369, eff. 1-1-14; 98-385, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-816, eff. 8-15-16.)





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Rockford Scanner™: RPD Investigating A Home Invasion, Possible Injuries




Sources are reporting a home invasion in Rockford.

It happened just before midnight in the 4400 block of 11th st.

We been told there were injuries, unknown on the severity of the injuries.

No suspect information at this time.

No other information is available.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Man Found Guilty Of Domestic Battery




 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that on April 3rd, 2019, Ananias L. Fayne (D.O.B. 3/21/1990) was found guilty of Domestic Battery after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge Debra Schafer.

On February 2nd, 2018, Rockford Police responded to the 4200 Block of Allendale Avenue for a possible domestic incident.

Officers located one female victim, who had been injured. The defendant, Ananias Fayne was also located hiding in the basement of the residence.

Through the course of the investigation, Rockford Police determined that an argument between the defendant and victim became physical.

Fayne battered the victim in multiple locations throughout the home before Officers arrived on the scene.

During the trial, prosecutors introduced evidence of prior acts of domestic violence committed by Fayne in 2011 and 2015.

Domestic Battery was charged as a Class 4 Felony which is punishable by a sentence of 1-3 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by two years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

The defendant is eligible for an extended term of 1-6 years in the Department of Corrections because of his prior criminal history.

Fayne is scheduled to be sentenced at 2:30pm on May 16th, 2019, by the Honorable Judge Schafer in Courtroom 467.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Fight At A Local Walmart, Police Investigating




Several sources  are reporting a fight at a local Walmart.

It happened this afternoon approx. 3 pm at the Walmart on Northridge.

Reports of a man approx. 50 years old and a woman were fighting at the Walmart.

Unknown on injuries. The incident is being investigated by the RPD. RPD has yet to release any information. No other information at this time.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Vehicle Crashes Into A House, Near A Shooting Victim Scene. Victim Assaulted After The Accident




Sources are reporting a vehicle has crashed into a house near a shooting scene in Rockford.

Around 1 am this morning a vehicle crashed into a house near Elm and Waldo. That is just a block away from where a man was shot multiple times.

Rockford Scanner™: One Person Shot in Rockford

It is not yet clear if the 2 scenes are related.
But officers do believe they might be, but are investigating.

Unknown on the severity of the injuries at this time.

A victim was assaulted after the accident.

Still developing.





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Rockford Scanner™: Victim beaten up during a home invasion in Rockford




On 3/24/19 at 0528 hours Rockford Police Officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Henry St. in reference to a Home Invasion.

Through further investigation, Officers learned the victim returned home and found two males actively burglarizing the residence.

The victim confronted the suspects and was battered by the suspects. The victim fled the residence and called 911. The suspects had fled by unknown means prior to police arrival. Victim sustained minor injuries.

S1 – H/M, 35-40 years of age, bald, long beard, large build, dark clothing.

S1 – H/M, 20-25 years of age, shaved hair, smaller build, dark clothing.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Rockford Police at 815-966-2900, or Rockford Area Crime Stoppers (815) 963-7867.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Aggravated Battery in Rockford, Police Investigating




Sources are reporting numerous personnel were working a scene in Rockford yesterday around 1 PM.

Rockford Police confirmed an aggravated battery in the area of 1000 block of 7th st.  But no other details were provided.

Below is the Illinois law on Aggravated Battery

 


(720 ILCS 5/12-3.05) (was 720 ILCS 5/12-4)
Sec. 12-3.05. Aggravated battery.
(a) Offense based on injury. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement.
(2) Causes severe and permanent disability, great

bodily harm, or disfigurement by means of a caustic or flammable substance, a poisonous gas, a deadly biological or chemical contaminant or agent, a radioactive substance, or a bomb or explosive compound.
(3) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual whom the person knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to an individual 60 years of age or older.
(5) Strangles another individual.
(b) Offense based on injury to a child or person with an intellectual disability. A person who is at least 18 years of age commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly and without legal justification by any means:
(1) causes great bodily harm or permanent disability

or disfigurement to any child under the age of 13 years, or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability; or
(2) causes bodily harm or disability or disfigurement

to any child under the age of 13 years or to any person with a severe or profound intellectual disability.
(c) Offense based on location of conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by the discharge of a firearm, he or she is or the person battered is on or about a public way, public property, a public place of accommodation or amusement, a sports venue, or a domestic violence shelter.
(d) Offense based on status of victim. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she knows the individual battered to be any of the following:
(1) A person 60 years of age or older.
(2) A person who is pregnant or has a physical

disability.
(3) A teacher or school employee upon school grounds

or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(4) A peace officer, community policing volunteer,

fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or Department of Human Services employee supervising or controlling sexually dangerous persons or sexually violent persons:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(5) A judge, emergency management worker, emergency

medical services personnel, or utility worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(6) An officer or employee of the State of Illinois,

a unit of local government, or a school district, while performing his or her official duties.
(7) A transit employee performing his or her official

duties, or a transit passenger.
(8) A taxi driver on duty.
(9) A merchant who detains the person for an alleged

commission of retail theft under Section 16-26 of this Code and the person without legal justification by any means causes bodily harm to the merchant.
(10) A person authorized to serve process under

Section 2-202 of the Code of Civil Procedure or a special process server appointed by the circuit court while that individual is in the performance of his or her duties as a process server.
(11) A nurse while in the performance of his or her

duties as a nurse.
(e) Offense based on use of a firearm. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she knowingly does any of the following:
(1) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(2) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee, or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(3) Discharges a firearm, other than a machine gun or

a firearm equipped with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(4) Discharges a firearm and causes any injury to a

person he or she knows to be a teacher, a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(5) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to another person.
(6) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a peace officer, community policing volunteer, person summoned by a police officer, fireman, private security officer, correctional institution employee or emergency management worker:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(7) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be emergency medical services personnel:
(i) performing his or her official duties;
(ii) battered to prevent performance of his or

her official duties; or
(iii) battered in retaliation for performing his

or her official duties.
(8) Discharges a machine gun or a firearm equipped

with a silencer, and causes any injury to a person he or she knows to be a teacher, or a student in a school, or a school employee, and the teacher, student, or employee is upon school grounds or grounds adjacent to a school or in any part of a building used for school purposes.
(f) Offense based on use of a weapon or device. A person commits aggravated battery when, in committing a battery, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Uses a deadly weapon other than by discharge of a

firearm, or uses an air rifle as defined in Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
(2) Wears a hood, robe, or mask to conceal his or her

identity.
(3) Knowingly and without lawful justification shines

or flashes a laser gunsight or other laser device attached to a firearm, or used in concert with a firearm, so that the laser beam strikes upon or against the person of another.
(4) Knowingly video or audio records the offense with

the intent to disseminate the recording.
(g) Offense based on certain conduct. A person commits aggravated battery when, other than by discharge of a firearm, he or she does any of the following:
(1) Violates Section 401 of the Illinois Controlled

Substances Act by unlawfully delivering a controlled substance to another and any user experiences great bodily harm or permanent disability as a result of the injection, inhalation, or ingestion of any amount of the controlled substance.
(2) Knowingly administers to an individual or causes

him or her to take, without his or her consent or by threat or deception, and for other than medical purposes, any intoxicating, poisonous, stupefying, narcotic, anesthetic, or controlled substance, or gives to another person any food containing any substance or object intended to cause physical injury if eaten.
(3) Knowingly causes or attempts to cause a

correctional institution employee or Department of Human Services employee to come into contact with blood, seminal fluid, urine, or feces by throwing, tossing, or expelling the fluid or material, and the person is an inmate of a penal institution or is a sexually dangerous person or sexually violent person in the custody of the Department of Human Services.
(h) Sentence. Unless otherwise provided, aggravated battery is a Class 3 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(4), (d)(4), or (g)(3) is a Class 2 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(3) or (g)(1) is a Class 1 felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(1) is a Class 1 felony when the aggravated battery was intentional and involved the infliction of torture, as defined in paragraph (14) of subsection (b) of Section 9-1 of this Code, as the infliction of or subjection to extreme physical pain, motivated by an intent to increase or prolong the pain, suffering, or agony of the victim.
Aggravated battery under subdivision (a)(5) is a Class 1 felony if:
(A) the person used or attempted to use a dangerous

instrument while committing the offense; or
(B) the person caused great bodily harm or permanent

disability or disfigurement to the other person while committing the offense; or
(C) the person has been previously convicted of a

violation of subdivision (a)(5) under the laws of this State or laws similar to subdivision (a)(5) of any other state.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(1) is a Class X felony.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (a)(2) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 6 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(5) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 12 years and a maximum of 45 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (e)(6), (e)(7), or (e)(8) is a Class X felony for which a person shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 60 years.
Aggravated battery as defined in subdivision (b)(1) is a Class X felony, except that:
(1) if the person committed the offense while armed

with a firearm, 15 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(2) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm, 20 years shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court;
(3) if, during the commission of the offense, the

person personally discharged a firearm that proximately caused great bodily harm, permanent disability, permanent disfigurement, or death to another person, 25 years or up to a term of natural life shall be added to the term of imprisonment imposed by the court.
(i) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
“Building or other structure used to provide shelter” has the meaning ascribed to “shelter” in Section 1 of the Domestic Violence Shelters Act.
“Domestic violence” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 103 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986.
“Domestic violence shelter” means any building or other structure used to provide shelter or other services to victims or to the dependent children of victims of domestic violence pursuant to the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 or the Domestic Violence Shelters Act, or any place within 500 feet of such a building or other structure in the case of a person who is going to or from such a building or other structure.
“Firearm” has the meaning provided under Section 1.1 of the Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, and does not include an air rifle as defined by Section 24.8-0.1 of this Code.
“Machine gun” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 24-1 of this Code.
“Merchant” has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 16-0.1 of this Code.
“Strangle” means intentionally impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of an individual by applying pressure on the throat or neck of that individual or by blocking the nose or mouth of that individual.
(Source: P.A. 98-369, eff. 1-1-14; 98-385, eff. 1-1-14; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15; 99-816, eff. 8-15-16.)





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