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    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    by  • November 13, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction appeal. The 169-page government filing submitted late Tuesday urges the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the imprisoned former governor’s request for a new trial. Defense lawyers filed the appeal on the Illinois democrat’s behalf in July. It asks the Chicago-based appellate...

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    Rutherford calls for strategic planning, would consider reopening Tamms

    by  • November 13, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is renewing a call for more “strategic planning” to be put in place for the state’s major prisons and mental health centers. Rutherford is one of four republicans running for governor and spoke during a campaign news conference in Springfield Wednesday. He says previous governors have “abruptly” closed state...

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    Election board rejects petitions to have CHS bond issue on ballot

    by  • November 12, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Marion County Electoral Board has rejected a majority of petition signatures submitted seeking to have a $2 million working cash bond referendum put before Centralia voters, leaving the petitioners without the required number to appear on the March ballot. The Centralia High School Board is seeking to refinance $2 million in existing bonds...

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