E-Filing of Documents Not that Far Off

​​ URBANA — Attorneys seeking to file documents connected to civil lawsuits in Champaign County currently have to print out their documents, drive to the courthouse, pass through security and hand over their files to the staff at the circuit clerk's office before it closes at 4:30 p.m. They can also mail the documents to the courthouse and hope they arrive before a court deadline. Within the next two years, lawyers will be able to file the documents in Champaign County around the clock from their own homes and offices with a click of a computer mouse. Champaign County Circuit Clerk Katie Blakeman says the county has begun a process that will eventually permit electronic filing of court docum

Blakeman Named 40 Under 40

Central Illinois Business magazine, published by The News-Gazette, has announced the winners of its sixth annual Forty Under 40 Awards. The awards recognize young professionals for their achievements, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement. The magazine solicited nominations from the community, and a panel of judges reviewed the nominations and chose the 40 winners, including a Woman of the Year and Man of the Year. Central Illinois Business magazine will publish profiles of the award winners in its October/November issue, and they will be recognized at a luncheon on Oct. 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Anyone interested in attending the luncheon can reserve a ticket by goi

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