October 04, 2012

Illinois Court Opens Door to Divorce for Mentally Disabled

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.


October 02, 2012

Federal Government to Buy Thomson Prison

An Obama administration official says the federal government is going to buy a state prison in western Illinois as a facility that will hold high-security inmates.


October 01, 2012

Immediate Future Uncertain for Farmers

The agriculture industry has had a rocky year, highlighted by a vicious drought and oppressive Midwestern heat. Farmers in Illinois and elsewhere are trying to make the best of the harvest, while bracing for what lies ahead. However, their immediate future is clouded by gridlock in Washington.


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