Illinois Supreme Court http://peoriapublicradio.org en Illinois Supreme Court rules on what can land juvenile offenders in prison http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/illinois-supreme-court-rules-what-can-land-juvenile-offenders-prison <div>The Illinois Supreme Court says a teenager was improperly locked up for underage consumption of alcohol. As IPR&#39;S Brian Mackey reports, the case began with a 14-year-old drinking in Champaign County.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The girl known in court documents as Shelby R. was in a lot of trouble. Shortly after Christmas 2009, she was arrested for attacking family members and underage drinking.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The assault charges were dropped, Shelby pleaded guilty to drinking, and was sentenced to probation. But when she later failed a drug test, a judge revoked her probation and sent her to juvenile prison instead.</span></p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 11:43:56 +0000 Brian Mackey 12671 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Illinois Supreme Court rules on what can land juvenile offenders in prison Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-rules-parental-notification-law <div>The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, the decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the 1990s.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time since the law passed nearly two decades ago, women 17 and younger who want to have an abortion will have to get their parents' permission.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:47:39 +0000 Brian Mackey 8747 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law Il S.C. rule making it easier for military personnel spouses to get a law license goes into effect http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-sc-rule-making-it-easier-military-personnel-spouses-get-law-license-goes-effect <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week, a new Illinois Supreme Court rule took effect that's intended to make it easier for spouses of military personnel to get a law license. IPR'S Brian Mackey has more.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Angela Allen practices law in Chicago and, with a husband in the Illinois National Guard, she's one of about 800 members of the Military Spouse J.D. Network.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Allen says the job market for lawyers is tough enough as it is, but with the frequent transfers that are a part of military life, she says the time and expense of getting a new state law license made it even harder on the lawyer-spouses.</span></div><div> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:15:54 +0000 Brian Mackey 8380 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il S.C. rule making it easier for military personnel spouses to get a law license goes into effect Il Supreme Court Chief Justice says there aren't enough probabtion officers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-chief-justice-says-there-arent-enough-probabtion-officers <p></p><div>Illinois' top judge says years of budget cuts mean there aren't enough probation officers monitoring criminals.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thomas </span>Kilbride<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. He says the murder of Chicago teen </span>Hadiya<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pendleton, who was shot days after singing at President Obama's inauguration, could have been prevented. </span>Kilbride<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says one of the suspected shooters violated parole three times -- and should have already been in custody.</span></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 11:27:31 +0000 Denise Molina 4489 at http://peoriapublicradio.org