The Chicago Tribune found that there has been a police shooting, on average, once every five days since 2010.
From: ABA Journal
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation requiring insurance companies to locate beneficiaries of unclaimed life insurance policies and pay them money they're owed.
A record-setting $2.3 million child support ruling involving a former resident and business in Herscher has been settled out of court.
From: Kankakee Daily Journal
The governor put pen to paper on a law allowing some non-violent, former felons to get a second chance at careers that require state licensure.
From: Illinois News Network
In response to the case the General Assembly passed legislation requiring hospitals to use evidence-based protocols for the early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis. The bill, called “Gabby’s Law,” was signed into law Aug. 18.
From: Decatur Herald & Review
Circuit Court Judge James Eder ruled earlier this month that the southern Illinois city of Altamont was breaking state law when it tried to impose a $1,500 fee on Metro Communications for laying Internet wire under the city’s public rights-of-way.
From: Alton Daily News
Judge Timothy McCann appointed Sandwich attorney James Groat on Thursday as the special state's attorney to represent Kendall County Coroner Ken Toftoy in a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by WSPY Radio.
Dave Barber finished off his first week as the county's newest assistant public defender Friday.
From: Galesburg Register-Mail