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    Debt ratings downgraded for 7 Illinois public universities

    by  • August 13, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) Moody’s Investors Service downgraded debt ratings on seven public Illinois universities, including the University of Illinois, and warns more decreases could take place in the future. The bond rating agency took the actions Friday, about two months after it warned it was reviewing all public universities in Illinois because of the state’s precarious...

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    Appellate court rejects Schoolfield’s case; sentences stand

    by  • August 13, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Clinton County State’s Attorney John Hudspeth, , the Illinois Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon has entered an order affirming prison sentences imposed on Valerie Schoolfield in January, 2011. Following the death of her 3-year-old son, Joseph, on January 24, 2009, Schoolfield was convicted of felony offenses including endangering the life or health...

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