• McGlynn named to St. Clair County bench

    by  • June 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A one-time appellate court judge is being appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court, and Justice Lloyd Karmeier, to fill a vacant St. Clair County court position after the judge who once held the job resigned over drug charges. Republican Steven McGlynn was named to the post Wednesday, replacing Mike Cook. Cook resigned in May...

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    Illinois Senate debates university pensions

    by  • June 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A pension reform proposal developed by a group of education experts has been debated in an Illinois senate committee. The six-step plan was developed by officials from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University. Senate President John Cullerton supports it. Legislation sponsors say it achieves cost savings and is constitutionally sound....

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    Prosecutors: Jackson can get treatment in prison

    by  • June 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Federal prosecutors are refuting the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate. In a court document filed Monday, they say the bureau of prisons has hundreds of mental health experts who can treat the former...

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