Media have long taken pens and notebooks to La Salle County Court. On Thursday, they were allowed to bring cameras, probably for the first time in the court's history.A few years ago, the Illinois Supreme Court gave counties the option to allow media to use video and still cameras in court. This year, local judges chose to do so.The first proceeding with cameras was the sentencing hearing for Carl Lenard, who killed a woman and assaulted a child. Lenard chose not to show up in court.
Ottawa firefighter Ken Cusick, who was charged with murder in February, was on sick leave for nearly seven months. He appears to have started using vacation days earlier this month.Cusick, who is accused of killing his wife, Tracy Cusick, in January 2006 in their Ottawa home, began his sick leave after working three hours of a shift on Nov. 19.
Sasha Lucas insists there's never a dull moment at her house on Crosat Street in La Salle. "It's always chaotic here," she said. On a recent morning, her four children — ages 4 to 10 — got out a drawer full of Legos. One of the younger ones retrieved a puzzle that helps her learn how to spell.But the children's focus shifted quickly. Before you know it, two of them were debating over the rightful ownership of some bubblegum.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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