• Blagojevich seeks extra time for appeal

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants more time to file an appeal. His attorney says they need an extra nine days to get the motion in, pushing the date back to at least July 3rd. Blagojevich’s legal team has sifted through more than 10,000 pages of transcripts and dozens of recorded conversations preparing for...

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    Illinois man fit for trial in deaths of 4 children

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois man has been found fit to stand trial on charges he set a house fire that killed four children. KFVS-TV reported Thursday that 33-year-old Derrick Twardoski is due back in court in August. Randolph County Public Defender James Kelley previously requested a mental fitness examination for Twardoski. Twardoski has pleaded not...

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    Senate subcommittee takes up GMO labeling issue

    by  • June 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate Subcommittee on Food Labeling heard from both sides of the GMO food labeling issue during a hearing Thursday, on the campus of Illinois State University. Although comments from the audience were not allowed, it was evident that emotions ran high among the 200 people gathered at the bone student center. ISU...

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