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Illinois Has More Lawyers to Serve You

Illinois Has More Lawyers to Serve You

Information released by an Illinois regulatory agency indicates lawyers aren’t in short supply in the state.

The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission says in newly released data there are now just over 91,000 registered Illinois lawyers. The data includes numbers of registered lawyers through most of 2013. It says their overall numbers rose 2 percent from the year before.

The ARDC also reports it docketed just over 6,000 investigations in 2013. That’s a 5 percent decrease from 2012. More than half of the grievances lodged had to do with allegedly poor attorney-client relations.

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Rauner Approves Expansion of SNAP Benefits

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Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.

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Madigan: My COLA Rescinding Bill is Better than GOP’s

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, talks from the speakers podium in the House chambers Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Springfield Ill. The Illinois Legislature resumes work toward its end of May deadline.

The Speaker of the Illinois House says Tuesday's vote to roll back lawmakers' cost-of-living increases represents progress toward meeting the governor halfway.

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U of I Holds Back Some Pay Raises

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University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says the school will not dole out pay raises until the state budget situation is settled.

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Illinois College Helping with Cuban Orchid Research

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Jacksonville's Illinois College is playing a part in work that can now be done since the restoring of diplomatic ties with Cuba.

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Mel Reynolds: I’m Not Guilty

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Former Congressman Mel Reynolds says he will plead not guilty to federal tax evasion charges.