James Comey
(Win McNamee/Getty Images)
June 21, 2013

James Comey Nominated To Be New FBI Director

President Obama has formally nominated James Comey, a registered Republican and former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to become the next FBI director. If he's confirmed by the Senate, Comey will replace outgoing director Robert Mueller, who has held the post since 2001.


June 21, 2013

Hoopeston Tire Fire Ruled Accidental

The police chief in Hoopeston says the Illinois State Fire Marshal has ruled a massive fire at a tire-recycling facility was accidental.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 21, 2013

The Death Penalty’s Slow But Seemingly Sure Decline

The death penalty has become a bit like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. It may never fade away entirely, but capital punishment is certainly less visible or actively pursued than it used to be.


June 20, 2013

US House Rejects Farm Bill

Illinois Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says he hopes lawmakers go back to the drawing board by coming up with a new farm bill that can pass the House.


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