Indicted former La Salle County State's Attorney Brian Towne could not make a court hearing Friday. Towne is charged with committing official misconduct and misapplying public funds while state's attorney between 2012 and 2016. Towne lost the November 2016 election to Karen Donnelly, who then brought the charges in September 2017. A status hearing was set for Friday, but one of Towne's attorneys said Towne was ill and asked the hearing be rescheduled. Circuit Judge Clark Erickson agreed, setting another status hearing for Friday, April 6.