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Ted Bacino, who was convicted of fatally shooting Detective Mike Mayborne in 1974 after robbing a bank and taking the bank president hostage, was once again denied parole on June 27, 2013. Ted Bacino will not be considered for parole again and will serve his full sentence in prison.  His sentence will be completed in 2015.

Robert Henry Lower was convicted of the killing of 15-year old Joey Didier in 1975. He was denied release in early 2011 and will not be eligible for parole until 2014. 

Signatures are currently being collected to keep Robert Henry Lower in prison. Petitions are located at the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office front desk and at the Civil Process/Records-Warrants desk.

Petitions are also located at:

Lino's Restaurant St. Bernadette's
Nunzio's Restaurant St. Anne Center
Didier Greenhouse Aunt Mary's Restaurant
Pinnons TJ's Automotive
By the Dozen Bakery Northwest Food & Liquor
Winnebago County State's Attorney Office Boylan High School
Rockford City Hall Capri Restaurant

Rockford Register Star has an online petition at:


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