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Illinois Sheriff’s Association: Policy is setting felons free

  KANKAKEE, Ill. — Local Sheriff’s Departments are calling on the governor to reconsider a policy that allegedly releases felons into area communities. Officials say the recent policy shift by the Illinois Department of Corrections resulted in setting convicted felons free despite

Metal scrapper finds body of man in Springfield garage

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Police in Springfield say a man searching for scrap metal discovered the decomposed body of another man in a garage. The body was reported around 4:30 a.m. Sunday. An autopsy is planned. Springfield Lt. Christopher Russell says a man found the body after noticing

Illinois Supreme Court candidate forum set for Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Candidates running in hopes of filling an open seat on the Illinois Supreme Court are expected to participate in a Chicago forum. The Chicago Bar Association is hosting the Wednesday event at the James R. Thompson Center. Organizers say six of the seven primary candidates

Jussie Smollett to make 1st court appearance on new charges

  CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett is due to make his first court appearance on a new set of charges accusing him of lying to Chicago police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack last year. The former “Empire” actor is expected to plead not guilty to the