• More counties aren’t enforcing concealed carry ban

    by  • June 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — The roster is growing of counties where prosecutors won’t charge people with breaking the state’s law banning concealed weapons. The Decatur Herald and Review reports that Piatt County State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades says she is through prosecuting because a federal court has deemed the state’s law unconstitutional. And in Macon County, the...

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    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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