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Illinois Supreme Court: Criminal Evidence Need Not Match Confession

Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride, writing the court’s opinion, said the additional evidence the legal standard requires must merely “tend to show” a crime was committed.


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The Push Is On To Let Illinoisans Vote On Same Sex-Marriage

State Rep. David Reis is the sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in the state.


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Illinois Reports 1st Human West Nile Case Of Year

Illinois health officials say the hot, dry weather is to blame for more mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus this year and an earlier-than-usual first human case of the illness.


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Survey: No Notification When Disabled Adults Die

According to state law, the inspector general must immediately report deaths to coroners if a disabled adult died from abuse, neglect of exploitation.


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The State of Chicago

State Rep. Bill Mitchell has proposed a bill to make Cook County a separate state from Illinois.


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DNA Testing on Serial Killer’s Victims

The Cook County Sheriff’s Department says DNA testing could solve the last mystery of one of the nation’s worst serial killers.


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Firefighter Collapses, Dies While Running the Chicago Marathon

William Caviness of North Carolina was running to raise money to help burn victims when he collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line.


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Two Illinois Elections To Be Decided By Coin Toss

Illinois law says when two or more candidates tie, the county clerk shall determine the election “by lot.”



Renowned NU Journalism Professor Pulled From Class

David Protess says he was notified Monday that he wouldn’t be teaching the investigative journalism course for the upcoming quarter.



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