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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 21, 2012

Jackson, Jr. Offers No Timeline for Return to Congress

By Alex Keefe

Embattled U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. says he’s “anxious to return to work,” but gave no timeline for ending his months-long medical leave from Congress. In a 90-second robocall sent out to his south suburban 2nd Congressional District on Saturday., Jackson asked his constituents for their “patience” as he recovers.

Categories: Health, Politics

WILL - Illinois Public Media News - October 04, 2012

Illinois Court Opens Door to Divorce for Mentally Disabled

By Brian Mackey

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.

Categories: Government, Health, Law

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