The Illinois Supreme Court has ended a state ban on divorce for people who are mentally disabled and need guardians. The court ruled today that such divorces should be looked at on a case-by-case basis to determine what's in the disabled person's best interests.
The State of Illinois signed a $1.4 billion prison contract last year without doing its homework. That is according to a study by the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group.
Consumers are becoming very savvy when it comes to their food. They want to know about the origins of food, chemicals that may have come in contact, and the level of freshness. This interest in more information has resulted in a growing interest in locally grown food from a type of consumers known as “locavores.”
Former Illinois powerbroker William Cellini has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison for conspiring to shake down a movie producer.
Danville’s only synagogue will close later this month, but its congregation will continue to meet.
Champaign and University of Illinois Police are expanding the number of officers in Campustown after reports batteries and thefts last weekend.
Retiring Urbana Congressman Tim Johnson has been in talks with different universities about teaching once he’s out of office.
Illinois pays a private firm millions to take care of the medical needs of prisoners, but evidence suggests the care is terrible and painful for prisoners.
Illinois prison officials promise that inmates moved from the high-security Tamms prison after it closes will continue to be isolated at the lockup in Pontiac.
Through the years, American farms have grown a variety of crops, from corn to soybeans to cotton and more. Perhaps the most important crop of all is a new generation of farmers.