Steve Gonzalez Aug. 3, 2006, 3:24am
Child killer Paula Sims filed a request for clemency with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board last week claiming she no longer poses a risk to society. She suffered from postpartum depression, she claims in her petition, at the time she drown her two infant daughters first in 1985 and again in 1989.
Ann Knef Aug. 3, 2006, 5:35am
Senator Luechtefeld The bad news: Illinois has the largest state budget deficit in the nation at $3 billion, according to analysis conducted by the Rockford Register Star. The good news (for some) in the cash-strapped state is that Governor Rod Blagojevich found another $1 million to sprinkle on asbestos lawyer John Simmons' baseball dream in Marion.
News Service Aug. 6, 2006, 10:51am
Filed under "it's amazing what one can accomplish when you don't care who gets the credit," Associate Judge Barbara Crowder defied oppressive heat and overcame the inconvenience of judging without a courtroom by performing weddings on the courthouse steps during a power outage Friday, July 20.