24/7 News Source 09/13/2013
Illinois Summary (1st)
(Undated) -- Here is the latest news: Secretary of State Jesse White doesn’t like the idea of term limits for state officials. The state has taken custody of a three-year-old Watson boy whose sister was found dead earlier this week. A Chicago man who videotaped the murder of another man and posted it on Facebook is headed to prison. A woman is next in line to lead the state’s Supreme Court.
>>White Not Backing Term Limits
(Springfield, IL) -- Secretary of State Jesse White is not putting his weight behind term limits in Illinois. He says GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner’s plan to limit state officials to two terms is not what’s best for the state. White is running for reelection and if he wins, it’ll be his fifth term in the office. He says voters should have the final say on when it’s time for an elected official to go, and they do that in the voting booth.
>>State Takes Custody Of Willow Long’s Brother
(Watson, IL) -- The state has taken custody of a three-year-old Watson boy whose sister was found dead earlier this week. DCFS Spokesman Dave Clarkin says they received a phone call about possible abuse at the home on Sunday, the day seven-year-old Willow Long was reported missing. Her body was found Monday night with multiple stab wounds on her throat and chest. Her uncle has been arrested and charged with first-degree-murder. Clarkin says DCFS has launched an investigation on Long’s mother and the accused uncle.
>>Services Scheduled For Willow Long
(Watson, IL) -- Services have been scheduled for Willow Long, the seven-year-old Watson girl who was found dead this week. There will be a visitation tomorrow from 5:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. at Effingham High School. The funeral service will be at 11:00a.m. on Monday. It’ll be held at First Baptist Church in Effingham.
>>Man Sentenced After Posting Deadly Video On Facebook
(Chicago, IL) -- A Chicago man who videotaped the murder of another man and posted it on Facebook is headed to prison. Anthony Malcolm will spend the next 30-years in the state pen, even though he never threw a single punch on Delfino Mora last summer. But prosecutors say he was just as responsible as the other two suspects who beat Mora to death in a game known as “pick-em-out-knock-em-out.” Malcolm was sentenced yesterday and offered his sincere apologies to the Mora family.
>>Woman To Take Lead At State Supreme Court
(Chicago, IL) -- A woman is next in line to lead the state’s Supreme Court. Rita Garmin has been appointed Chief Justice of the court. She’s only the second woman to hold the title in Illinois. Garmin started her career as a judge in 1974 as an associate in Danville. She’s been on the Supreme Court since 2001. She’ll take over on October 26th, after current Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride’s term runs out.
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