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Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois Supreme Court proposes change to chaining juveniles

Paul Cain remembers many of his clients. There was the 14-year-old boy with ADHD, accused of retail theft and possession of a stolen car. There was the 16-year-old girl who suffered from anxiety attac...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:09 am

Candidates engage for November election

 Pity candidates for judicial posts.While folks running for alderman or mayor or governor or the legislature can talk about darn near anything they want in their campaigns, those who want to be a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:08 am

State panel says rising court fees are barrier to justice

 Court fees in Illinois are rapidly increasing, threatening the viability of the court system as a means of resolving disputes.That’s the conclusion of a state panel which is recommending sweep...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois moves to limit cellphone spying by police

 Police departments across the nation have the technology to trick your smartphone into giving up mountains of information about you, and you may never know it happened. That could soon change in...
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:35 am

Appointment at odds with federal regs

Days after Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed a former lobbyist as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the new director’s powers have been cut due to a potential conflict with federal environmental regulations....
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 10:21 pm

Jeff Parsons ties the knot

Even a guy who spread rubber checks from coast to coast, stiffing customers, vendors, employees, the tax man and myriad others, deserves a party....
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:09 am

Education funding tops concerns for both 99th district candidates

 Incumbent Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Springfield, is seeking election to her first full term as representative for the 99th District covering part of Springfield. She faces fellow Springfield...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:08 am

Alderman shuts down fund

 Conceding that he’s behind on paperwork, Ward 6 Ald. Cory Jobe says that he’s shutting down a fund intended to finance community improvement projects in his ward.The Ward 6 Revitalization an...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:07 am

Neighbors fighting coal ash berm north of Springfield

 A plan to dump coal ash waste near Elkhart needs significant work, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The proposal would create more room at an existing waste site for co...
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 10:51 am

Criminal investigation launched

Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy John Bartello has been placed on administrative leave and is under criminal investigation. The reason, or reasons, why aren’t clear. ...

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