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Sangamon County

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  • State will hold off cutting foster care to 2 religious agencies

    The state will not immediately cut off foster care funding to Catholic Social Services of Southern Illinois or the Evangelical Child and Family Agency, despite concerns that both agencies discriminate against couples in civil unions and aren't protected...
  • Judge hears arguments in Catholic Charities case

    Judge hears arguments in Catholic Charities case
    SPRINGFIELD -- A Sangamon County judge heard oral arguments today from lawyers representing four Catholic Charities agencies who urged him to prevent the state from severing a partnership that has provided publicly funded foster care and adoption services...
  • Judge: State not required to renew contract with Catholic Charities

    Judge: State not required to renew contract with Catholic Charities
    A Sangamon County judge has ruled that the state can decline to renew its contract with Catholic Charities in Illinois to provide foster care and adoption services, meaning children can be transferred to other social service agencies. “No...
  • Regional school chiefs sue to get paid by state

    Regional school chiefs sue to get paid by state
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' 44 regional school superintendents have gone to court to get paid by Gov. Pat Quinn. The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools filed a lawsuit in Sangamon County Friday seeking paychecks the Democratic...
  • Joseph McCoy

    Joseph McCoy
    From the Kansas Historical Society: Joseph McCoy was born December 21, 1837, in Sangamon County, Illinois, to David and Mary (Kirkpatrick) McCoy. McCoy spent a couple of years at Knox College in Galesburg. He married Sarah Epler on October 22, 1861. They...
  • Tribune sues U. of I. over admissions list

    The Chicago Tribune filed a state lawsuit Tuesday against the University of Illinois demanding the immediate release of grade-point averages and standardized test scores of the hundreds of college applicants placed on an internal list of well-connected...
  • Durbin interviewed in Burris probe

    Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) was interviewed Wednesday by the Senate Ethics Committee in its investigation of Sen. Roland Burris, appointed by now-ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to fill the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. The...
  • Burris tackling legal costs

    Confronted with anticipated legal bills of upwards of $400,000, Sen. Roland Burris (D-Ill.) is setting up a defense fund to solicit contributions to defray the costs of his struggle to gain his Senate seat, including his defense in ongoing ethics and...
  • Explanation from Burris in hands of prosecutor

    A document U.S. Sen. Roland Burris promised would explain how he got appointed by then- Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been sent to a prosecutor investigating perjury charges, the senator's attorney said Friday. Burris lawyer Timothy Wright said he finished...
  • U.S. targets pharmacy cases

    A federal influence-peddling probe into the administration of Gov. Rod Blagojevich has expanded to include allegations that a prominent Joliet pharmacist solicited campaign contributions in exchange for promises of regulatory favors. The federal...
  • Christopher Kennedy Considering Run for U.S. Senate

    (WGN-AM) - A son of the late Robert F. Kennedy is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, the latest member of his family dynasty to take a stab at politics. The seat Christopher Kennedy is interested in is now...
  • Report: Burris Recorded Offering Blagojevich Money

    Report: Burris Recorded Offering Blagojevich Money
    CHICAGO -- Sen. Roland Burris promised to "personally do something" for Rod Blagojevich's campaign fund while pressing for the then-Illinois governor to appoint him to President Barack Obama's former Senate seat, according to a wiretap transcript released...