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Appeals court upholds ruling taking custody of two kids from East St. Louis mother

Denise Royal Jun. 30, 2017, 10:30am

MT. VERNON — An Illinois mother will not regain primary physical custody of two of her children after an appeals court upheld a decision to not return them to her. The court ruled that the mother of five, who has a history of mental illness and violent outbursts, failed to make enough progress to regain custody of her 10-year-old and her 3-year-old.

House candidate Acklin denies he shrugged off sex charges against teacher

Vimbai Chikomo Mar. 3, 2016, 9:25pm

Republican Illinois House hopeful Jim Acklin says accounts he let a family friend continue teaching high school after being told he was a sexual predator are “desperate political attacks.”