Carla Barnes | WGLT

Carla Barnes

McLean County Law and Justice Center
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

The wheels of justice are turning at a slower pace in McLean County as police, judges and attorneys navigate the legal system during the coronavirus outbreak.

Andrew Held
Tiffani Jackson / WGLT

When gunfire erupts in Bloomington-Normal, odds are good that Andrew Held will receive a call to help with the aftermath.

Carla Barnes
McLean County

A New York Times report shed new light on overworked and underfunded public defenders. It found public defenders in Louisiana assigned 200, 300, or even 400 felony cases—far more than the recommended workload for someone to mount an effective defense.