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Appellate court upholds St. Clair County ruling terminating East St. Louis father's parental rights

Pam Wright Jul. 11, 2017, 8:07am

MT. VERNON — The Fifth District Appellate Court has upheld a lower court's ruling terminating the parental rights of an East St. Louis man.

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.”