Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down City Of Sparta’s Policy On Police Citations

SPRINGFIELD — The state’s highest court has struck down a southern Illinois city’s policy that partly evaluates police officers on the number of citations officers issue, finding it violates an Illinois law prohibiting ticket quotas. On Thursday, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of the labor union that represents police officers in the […]

State Reports 126 More COVID-19 Deaths As Tier 3 Mitigations Take Effect

SPRINGFIELD – The state reported another 126 COVID-19-related deaths Friday as Tier 3 mitigations took effect statewide and virus-related hospitalizations continued to increase. That brought the death toll since the pandemic began to 11,304 out of 634,395 confirmed or probable cases. The newly reported deaths occurred in people ranging from their 20s to older than […]