IllinoisTimes - Breaking News http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-139-1-breaking-news.html Sat, 01 Oct 16 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Girl of murdered dad in state custody - Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute http://illinoistimes.com/article-17767-girl-of-murdered-dad-in-state-custody.html Girl of murdered dad in state custody - Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute
Sidney Watkins, the nine-year-old girl whose father was murdered by her maternal grandmother in 2008, is in the custody of child protective authorities in Massachusetts following the arrest of her mother on Wednesday....]]>
Jennifer Watkins arrested - Case began with 2008 murder http://illinoistimes.com/article-17766-jennifer-watkins-arrested.html Jennifer Watkins arrested - Case began with 2008 murder
Jennifer Watkins, who left Illinois after being ordered to allow visits between her daughter and the girl's paternal grandparents, was arrested today in Massachusetts....]]>
Former inmate collects from state - Says he was disciplined for reporting rape http://illinoistimes.com/article-17651-former-inmate-collects-from-state.html Former inmate collects from state - Says he was disciplined for reporting rape
A former inmate will collect $450,000 to settle his lawsuit filed after he was disciplined for reporting that he had been repeatedly raped by a cellmate....]]>
Criminal probe in fatal state police accident - Master sergeant was driving 108 mph http://illinoistimes.com/article-17652-criminal-probe-in-fatal-state-police-accident.html Criminal probe in fatal state police accident - Master sergeant was driving 108 mph
The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s office expects to investigate a fatal collision between a Decatur woman who died shortly after the May accident and an Illinois State Police m...]]>
City hires finance director for CWLP - Crutcher returning to city employment http://illinoistimes.com/article-17625-city-hires-finance-director-for-cwlp.html City hires finance director for CWLP - Crutcher returning to city employment
Ken Crutcher, who worked as city finance director under former Mayor Tim Davlin, has been hired as finance director for City Water, Light and Power.“Ken specializes in finance, legal and administrat...]]>
Coup in battle over ballot access - Gill gets preliminary injunction against elections board http://illinoistimes.com/article-17623-coup-in-battle-over-ballot-access.html Coup in battle over ballot access - Gill gets preliminary injunction against elections board
A candidate for the U.S. House seat covering Springfield scored a coup today as he attempts to get the state's signature requirements for ballot access struck down....]]>
Gill challenges signature barrier to ballot - Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims http://illinoistimes.com/article-17517-gill-challenges-signature-barrier-to-ballot.html Gill challenges signature barrier to ballot - Independent candidates face unfair burden, lawsuit claims
A perennial candidate for public office is challenging Illinois’ signature requirements for gaining ballot access in elections, saying the requirements violate the U.S. Constitution....]]>
New EPA head’s powers cut - Appointment at odds with federal regs http://illinoistimes.com/article-17415-new-epa-head%25E2%2580%2599s-powers-cut.html New EPA head’s powers cut - 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....]]>
Congratulations! - Jeff Parsons ties the knot http://illinoistimes.com/article-17414-congratulations_.html Congratulations! - 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....]]>
No free fair http://illinoistimes.com/article-17382-no-free-fair.html No free fair
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Judge says thief can’t be cop - Decision upholds termination http://illinoistimes.com/article-17357-judge-says-thief-can%25E2%2580%2599t-be-cop.html Judge says thief can’t be cop - Decision upholds termination
A Sangamon County judge has ruled that a cop who pleaded guilty to shoplifting in 2013 can't be a county sheriff’s deputy. ...]]>