Judge http://peoriapublicradio.org en Temporary public defender serving Peoria County starting next month http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/temporary-public-defender-serving-peoria-county-starting-next-month <div>A local attorney will serve as Peoria County’s head public defender starting May 1st. &nbsp;Jeff Flanagan is replacing Thomas Penn, who served as public defender for 30 years. &nbsp;Penn’s appointment expires at the end of the month.</div><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:39:46 +0000 Alex Rusciano 21891 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Temporary public defender serving Peoria County starting next month IL lawmakers get pay restored http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-lawmakers-get-pay-restored <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After going without pay for three months, Illinois legislators&#39; paychecks are in the bank. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 20:49:23 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12822 at http://peoriapublicradio.org IL lawmakers get pay restored Judge ruling: state lawmakers should get paid http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/judge-ruling-state-lawmakers-should-get-paid <p></p><div>A Cook County judge had harsh words Friday for Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, saying state lawmakers should get their paychecks again. &nbsp;IPR&rsquo;s Tony Arnold explains.</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:09:06 +0000 Tony Arnold 12592 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Judge ruling: state lawmakers should get paid Friday ruling could impact state same-sex marriage lawsuit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/friday-ruling-could-impact-state-same-sex-marriage-lawsuit <p></p><div>A Cook County judge is expected to give a ruling Friday that could affect the fate of a lawsuit attempting to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois. &nbsp;IPR&rsquo;s Tony Arnold reports.</div><p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:47:37 +0000 Tony Arnold 12551 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Friday ruling could impact state same-sex marriage lawsuit Logan county bank official sentenced to prison http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/logan-county-bank-official-sentenced-prison <p>The former head of the Hartsburg State Bank in Logan County is going to prison for two and a half years. The U.S. Attorney&#39;s Office says a federal Judge in central Illinois has sentenced 66 year old Bryson Russell of Lincoln for embezzlement. Russell will also have to return more than $562,000 he stole by creating false loans and cashing a customer&#39;s certificate of deposit. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 04:40:27 +0000 Charlie Schlenker 12550 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Logan county bank official sentenced to prison Justice O'Connor speaks to Peoria leaders http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/justice-oconnor-speaks-peoria-leaders <p></p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 23:00:10 +0000 Tanya Koonce 3800 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Justice O'Connor speaks to Peoria leaders Peoria Judge Risinger reassigned over sentencing notes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-judge-risinger-reassigned-over-sentencing-notes <p>10th Judicial Circuit Judge Michael Risinger&nbsp;is reassigned to civil court over concerns about his notes regarding his sentencing philosophy. &nbsp;Chief Judge Michael Brandt says Risinger shared his rough agenda notes with lawyers and others ahead of a meeting about misdemeanor court. &nbsp;One of the notes referenced a tie-in with the race and dress of the defendant when sentencing. &nbsp;Risinger says his note should not stand alone, and he explained during the meeting that a sentencing hearing should take into account special circumstances with the defendant. Tue, 05 Mar 2013 18:28:25 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1973 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria Judge Risinger reassigned over sentencing notes