Edith Brady-Lunny

Edith began her career as a reporter with The DeWitt County Observer, a weekly newspaper in Clinton. From 2007 to June 2019, Edith covered crime and legal issues for The Pantagraph, a daily newspaper in Bloomington, Illinois. She previously worked as a correspondent for The Pantagraph covering courts and local government issues in central Illinois.

Edith joined WGLT as a correspondent in 2019.

Sexual battery and rape charges have been filed in Nashville against a former Unit 5 teacher.

Jonathon Hovey, 49, of Forsyth, has waived extradition from Macon County where he is jailed to Tennessee.  A spokesperson for the Nashville department was unable to offer specific information on the charges.

Since the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police last May, communities across the country have grappled with how a similar encounter might be handled by local authorities.

A June 1 sentencing is scheduled for a former Ridgeview music teacher who pleaded guilty last week to criminal sexual assault of a former high school student.

Two of McLean County's longest pending criminal cases saw another major delay on Friday with the withdrawal of Jeffrey Martin’s lawyer from his two felony cases.

A judge on Monday cut in half Byron Merriweather's 70-year sentence in the 2003 shooting death of a man at Miller Park, after a review of how Merriweather’s youth may have influenced his decision to pull the trigger.

Jamie Snow’s request for forensic testing on evidence in his 2001 murder conviction made its way back into the courtroom on Monday after years of delay.

When John Milhiser took over as U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois in 2018, he had several priorities for the office, including plans to build working relationships with 365 law enforcement agencies dotted across the sprawling 46-county federal district.

Milhiser leaves office on Feb. 28, a departure he knew was possible when he moved into his Springfield office. Milhiser and other prosecutors who were appointed during the Trump administration, or confirmed by the Senate, were asked to resign recently as part of the Biden transition.

The current pandemic has forced Black men listed on public conviction registries into cycles of homelessness and reincarceration, criminal justice advocates said Tuesday in a plea to Gov. JB Pritzker to suspend housing limitations for registrants.

Opening statements are expected Tuesday in the murder trial of Kyle Brestan in the 2017 stabbing death of a Washington woman.

The torment and torture that marked Rica Rountree’s life in the months before death in January were played Friday for a jury considering murder charges against Cynthia Baker, the Normal woman depicted in 30 minutes of video that brought some jurors to tears.

In their interviews with authorities, Cynthia Baker’s children described a home where Baker punched, whipped and tortured 8-year-old Rica Rountree, according to testimony Thursday at Baker’s murder trial.

UPDATED 4 p.m. | In her last days before her death, Rica Rountree showed signs of fatigue and unexplained injuries, the child’s third grade teacher testified Wednesday in the murder trial of Cindy Baker.