|By Edith Brady-Lunny, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
In his ruling,
The total cost of defending the lawsuit that was dismissed in
Assistant State's Attorney
The lawyer handling the case for State's
Named in the federal lawsuit along with the county was now-retired Judge James Souk and current Judge
The town of
The risk management pool argued it was not responsible for paying the legal costs because the acts leading to the wrongful prosecution claim took place before the 2008 effective date of the policy.
The county maintained Beaman could not allege malicious prosecution until the dismissal of charges. Former State's Attorney
Still pending is a civil lawsuit filed in
The town's legal fees are being paid through its self-insurance risk pool.
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