Statewide update—March 2, 2011

Belleville News DemocratIllinois circuit judges must undergo evaluations, “The state Supreme Court announced the mandatory evaluations Tuesday. Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride [pictured] says the move is about “making a good judiciary even better.”

  • State Journal RegisterLawyer fees for IDOT firings defense total over $1 million, “The state of Illinois has spent more than $1 million on outside lawyers hired to defend Illinois Department of Transportation officials against charges they fired 16 Republicans in 2004 because of their party affiliation.”
  • Peoria Journal StarHome repairs part of TIF plan, “Residents who are not facing criminal problems would be able to apply for up to $30,000 in grants and loans for home repairs on properties they own…”

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