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Don Knapp

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.

Staff / WGLT

State Police have made what is considered the third largest cocaine bust in McLean County history. Assistant State's Attorney Jeff Horve said troopers pulled over a semi on I-55 Thursday north of Bloomington Normal for inspection.

Donald Whalen
IDOC

A McLean County judge has granted a new trial for a man serving 60 years in prison for the stabbing death of his father in 1991.

marijuana
Richard Vogel / AP

McLean County's top prosecutor said he plans to study up on the potential impacts of legalized marijuana, since it appears Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker has enough support to get it passed through the legislature.

Eric Stock / WGLT

UPDATED 1 p.m. | The McLean County Board picked Don Knapp on Tuesday become the next state's attorney.

McLean County State's Attorney candidates
Eric Stock / Eric Stock

Four candidates seeking to become McLean County's top prosecutor made their closing arguments Tuesday before the County Board Executive Committee.