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  • Call made for sentencing standards reform in Ill.

    SPRINGFIELD -- A U.S. Supreme Court ruling ordering California to release tens of thousands of prisoners to ease overcrowding should serve as a warning bell about the need to overhaul sentencing standards in Illinois, a prison watchdog group said today.
  • Dr. John Howard "Jack" Yardley

    Dr. John Howard "Jack" Yardley
    Dr. John Howard "Jack" Yardley, former director of pathology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who had also been associate dean for academic affairs, died Dec. 7 of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The longtime Roland...

    Juvenile detention centers still wait for safer beds

    Juvenile detention centers still wait for safer beds
    Despite vowing to replace bunk beds at its youth detention centers following several suicides, a state agency has failed to install safer beds in some sections of a center in St. Charles where the most recent suicide occurred, according to a recent...

    Baltimore Liquor Board Post-Mortem: Dubai, Milan, a Tiki Barge, and Juelz Santana

    Baltimore Liquor Board Post-Mortem: Dubai, Milan, a Tiki Barge, and Juelz Santana
    Of the seven charges against Dubai nightclub at the Baltimore Liquor Board Thursday, it was the accusation the club allowed guests to smoke pot that piqued commissioner Elizabeth Smith. On September 2 of last year, police officer Stephen Wilson was...

    Bad news budget: Quinn to call for prison, health care cuts

    Bad news budget: Quinn to call for prison, health care cuts
    SPRINGFIELD -- Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver a bad-news budget today, suggesting that Illinois close numerous prisons, mental health centers and social service offices, cut health care for the poor and shut down popular tourist sites for two days...