• Illinois home foreclosures fall 6% in August

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois home foreclosure activity fell 6 percent in August compared to July, and has fallen almost 60 percent in the last year. A report released Thursday by Irvine, Calif.-based RealityTrac shows Illinois with 7,289 foreclosure filings in August. that represents a rate of one in every 725 housing units — the eighth-highest in the...

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    DCFS takes Willow Long’s toddler brother into protective custody

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois state child-welfare officials have taken a 3-year-old southern Illinois boy into protective custody after authorities say his 7-year-old sister was stabbed to death by a live-in uncle. Illinois Department of Children and Family Services spokesman Dave Clarkin says that before Willow Long was killed last weekend, the agency had no involvement with the...

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    ILCS rulings could expand gun rights

    by  • September 12, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A pair of Illinois Supreme Court rulings issued Thursday is pleasing to gun groups. In one of them, the High Court sided with a Chicago man who had been arrested while having a gun in a friend’s yard. Virginia-based gun rights lawyer Steve Halbrook, who filed a “friend of the court” brief on behalf...

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