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Sangamon County

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  • Catholic Charities to appeal Illinois adoption ruling

     
    A lawyer representing Catholic Charities in Illinois has now said they will appeal a circuit judge's recent decision saying that the state was not required to continue contracting adoption and foster services with the religious organization in four...
  • Catholic Charities sue Illinois over foster rules

    Lawyers for Catholic Charities in the dioceses of Springfield, Peoria and Joliet are seeking an emergency injunction that would protect religious agencies who turn away unmarried couples who want to become foster parents -- including couples in civil...
  • 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...