Illinois lawmakers are considering a change that would keep more teenagers out of adult court. The measure, which so far has had bipartisan support, would send 17-year-olds charged with non-violent felonies into the juvenile court system.
Since 2010, 17-year-olds charged with misdemeanors have been sent to juvenile court, while those charged with felonies are sent to adult court.
Updated at 11:05 a.m. with statement from Ill. Governor Pat Quinn.
Updated at 10:10 with statement from Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Former Illinois comptroller Dawn Clark Netsch has died at age 86.
Netsch's former chief of staff and longtime friend Wendy Cohen says Netsch died early Tuesday. The Democrat announced in January that she had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease, a fatal nerve disorder.