McLean County veterans progress through treatment court program

BLOOMINGTON — Judge Charles Feeney cracked some smiles, gave an applause, and laughs filled a courtroom while he was chatting with a defendant who was entering his guilty plea to a traffic charge.

Feeney, of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court, is the presiding judge of the McLean County Veterans Treatment Court.

The program provides assistance to veterans with criminal offenses for trauma, mental health and substance abuse across the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Ford, Livingston, Logan, McLean and Woodford counties.

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