Jim Sacia http://wuis.org en Voices In The News 2013 http://wuis.org/post/voices-news-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we get ready to welcome 2014, we thought we’d take a few minutes to reflect on some of the voices in the news this past year in Illinois state politics and government. People in the Capitol were busy with same-sex marriage, medical marijuana, and dozens of other issues. What follows are a few of the more memorable moments.</span></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 20:43:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 16041 at http://wuis.org Voices In The News 2013 State Failed To Keep Tabs On Decatur Murder Suspect http://wuis.org/post/state-failed-keep-tabs-decatur-murder-suspect <p>Lawmakers say an early prison release law doesn&#39;t need changing despite a mistake in which a parolee now charged with murder was not properly monitored.<br />&nbsp;<br />Joshua A. Jones was set free in May five months early. He was charged with a Decatur murder three months later.<br />Documents and Associated Press interviews show Jones was supposed to be electronically monitored but was not. State prison officials say an employee<br />faces discipline.<br /> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 23:07:20 +0000 Associated Press 10151 at http://wuis.org State Failed To Keep Tabs On Decatur Murder Suspect State Rep. Sacia: Resignation Next Month "Right Thing To Do" http://wuis.org/post/state-rep-sacia-resignation-next-month-right-thing-do <p></p><p>A northern Illinois Republican state legislator says he's stepping down at the end of September.<br>&nbsp;<br>Jim Sacia is in his sixth term in the Illinois House of Representatives. <a href="http://www.journalstandard.com/features/x1837075337/Rep-Jim-Sacia-decides-to-leave-Illinois-House-next-month">He tells the Freeport Journal-Standard</a> he vowed not to hold the 89th House District seat more than 12 years.</p><p>Sacia calls his early departure from the House the “right thing to do” so the GOP can pick someone to fill out his term and run for the next one.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:55:07 +0000 Associated Press 7749 at http://wuis.org State Rep. Sacia: Resignation Next Month "Right Thing To Do"