August 21, 2012

Chief Judge: Cook Co. Readying for Court Cameras

Cook County's chief judge says his court system should be ready to introduce cameras in courtrooms by the end of the year, although Illinois Supreme Court officials say there's no specific timetable for putting them in place.


August 21, 2012

Bipartisan Think Tank: Pension Cuts Won’t Solve Budget Mess

Last week, Illinois lawmakers failed to overhaul the state's pension systems. According to the state's Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, reducing state employees’ retirement benefits will still leave Illinois in a fiscal mess.


August 20, 2012

Indiana Lawmakers Distance Themselves from Akin Comment

Two Indiana congressmen who backed legislation that would have redefined what rape is are spurning Missouri Republican Todd Akin over his contention that women's bodies can protect them from pregnancy if they're victims of "a legitimate rape."


August 20, 2012

UC2B to Light Up Broadband Service to First Customers

The first customers of Champaign-Urbana’s new community broadband network should be getting service this week. UC2B could begin providing high-speed internet service to homes and businesses in underserved areas of Champaign and Urbana as soon as Monday.


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