72 Captured By Police During Mass Arrest Event In Rural Illinois

Seventy two young persons were captured by police during a mass arrest event in Edgar County, Illinois (population 18,576, archived). The Edgar County Sheriff's department arrived to a party outside Vermillion, Illinois (population 225) under the pretext of checking out an unusual amount of cars parked along the road. The captured young people were bussed to the Edgar County Jail in Paris, Illinois (population 8,837) where criminal charges for partying while young were issued against them.

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