Knox County Circuit Court Judge Scott Shipplett today granted 24-year-old Blake Walsh a Public Defender, and appointed Jim Harrell to the case.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors are presenting evidence that an ex-Marine facing possible execution for murdering a Navy sailor in 2009 also killed two Illinois girls when he was only 16.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The theme of this summer’s Illinois State Fair is “Making Memories.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker opposes eliminating the automatic transfer of juveniles charged with serious crimes to adult court. But Rep. Dennis Reboletti of Elmhurst says he’s open to changes that would remedy problems pointed out in a study by the nonpartisan Juvenile Justice Initiative.
CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — Police have identified a 21-year-old man who was shot to death in the southwestern Illinois village of Cahokia.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state audit has found that money intended to train police officers and coroners in Illinois was misspent on food and rooms at seminars.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is taking his message of a more inclusive Republican Party to Chicago, where he promoted school choice for poor families and planned to meet students at University of Chicago.
CHICAGO (AP) — A nearly 60-year-old case of a girl who was killed after being snatched off a northern Illinois street is still making its way through the courts.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says crews are trying to finish a series of controlled burns around the state.