U.S. Attorney http://northernpublicradio.org en Sequester Will Affect Federal Courts In Northern Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/sequester-will-affect-federal-courts-northern-illinois <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">The federal judicial system in northern Illinois could be another victim of a drawn-out sequester. Court officials and prosecutors say they will feel the pinch. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;; font-size: 18pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:05:32 +0000 Mike Moen 26211 at http://northernpublicradio.org Sequester Will Affect Federal Courts In Northern Illinois Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney http://northernpublicradio.org/post/durbin-kirk-will-head-panel-us-attorney <p>U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., says he and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., will seek an even-handed and bipartisan or nonpartisan replacement for outgoing U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago.</p><p>Durbin said the two senators will appoint a six-member committee to screen applicants for the job.</p><p>He says it doesn&#39;t matter if the next top prosecutor is from Illinois or from the outside, as Fitzgerald was when he was appointed.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:40:17 +0000 WNIJ 13925 at http://northernpublicradio.org Durbin, Kirk will head panel on U.S. Attorney