Latest Supreme Court of Illinois News

Illinois courts seek compassion, hope for mentally ill

Dec. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois courts are taking steps toward better understanding mental illness and its growing impact on the judicial system, which state Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke said Tuesday too often lacks compassion, treats mental disorders as a crime and skirts alternatives to...

Ex-Peoria police officer's child porn conviction reinstated

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated a former Peoria police officer's child pornography conviction, finding that an appellate court erred when it ordered a new trial two years ago. A jury convicted John McCavitt in 2016 of possession of child...