Illinois Supreme Court Ruling Grants Decatur Man Certificate Of Innocence

SPRINGFIELD — A majority of the Illinois Supreme Court decided Thursday that the state law governing certificates of innocence only requires exonerated individuals to prove their innocence for the criminal offense with which they were initially charged. The court’s decision means that an exonerated person who seeks a certificate of innocence does not have to prove their […]

State Unemployment Falls To 7.1% In March

SPRINGFIELD – The statewide unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March, to 7.1 percent, as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases and the case positivity rate appeared to be leveling. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday that preliminary numbers show employers added 32,200 nonfarm jobs during the […]

Video Shows Chicago Teen Wasn’t Holding Gun When Shot By Cop

CHICAGO  — Body camera footage of a Chicago police officer fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy last month shows the officer yelling “Drop it!” at the teen right before he opens fire. A still frame taken from Officer Eric Stillman’s jumpy nighttime footage released Thursday appears to show that Adam Toledo wasn’t holding anything and had […]