Missing man sentenced to 15 years in prison for DUI, weapons charges

When and if Aleksandr Kirilyuk turns up, he'll face 15 years in prison for drunken driving and multiple weapons charges.

Kirilyuk, 51, whose last known address was the 3300 block of North Long Avenue in Chicago, wasn't in court last week when sentenced by Kane County Judge Clint Hull.

A jury in August likewise convicted a missing Kirilyuk of armed violence with a firearm, armed violence with a stun gun, driving under the influence of alcohol, and two counts of possession of a fraudulent identification card. The most severe charge of armed violence with a firearm carried a sentencing range of six to 30 years in prison.

According to prosecutors, an Illinois State Police trooper stopped Kirilyuk for speeding at about 8 p.m. June 22, 2014, on Interstate 88 near Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora.

The trooper noticed open alcohol in Kirilyuk's vehicle, and he was arrested after failing field sobriety tests.

A search of the car turned up a charged and functional stun gun, a 9 mm Beretta 92FS handgun with a threaded barrel for a silencer attachment, an extended capacity magazine, and ammunition, all of which were accessible to Kirilyuk.

Prosecutors said he also had a fake Illinois driver's license and had previous DUI convictions.

Kirilyuk was free on $20,000 bond when he appeared in court April 30. But he's been missing since skipping a June hearing, when authorities issued a warrant. Anyone with information about Kirilyuk or his location should call 911.

Animal abuse trial delayed

An Elgin woman accused of neglecting and abusing more than 90 animals will go on trial Feb. 17.

Stacy Fiebelkorn, 36, was set to face trial this month on misdemeanor charges filed after Kane County officials removed more than 90 animals from her custody, after finding 12 dead animals, including horses, at farms she rented in Maple Park and Hampshire.

The animals were part of the Mini Zoo Crew, a traveling petting zoo that Fiebelkorn and her mother owned.

If convicted, Fiebelkorn faces up to a year in jail. She is free on bond and a judge has placed a gag order on the case.

Mark your calendars

The annual "Family Reading Night with the Judges" is 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18, at the Kane County Law Library and Self-Help Legal Center, located on the second floor of the Kane County Judicial Center, 37W777 Route 38, St. Charles.

The free event is for children in second grade or younger who are accompanied by an adult. Children should wear their pajamas.

Judges William Parkhurst, Katherine Moran and Christine Downs will read their favorite bedtime stories during the event, which also includes a courtroom tour.

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