Robert Rumbelow
(L. Brian Stauffer)
September 21, 2013

Ex-U Of I Band Program Head Charged With Theft

Champaign County prosecutors have filed felony theft charges against the former director of the University of Illinois Bands for allegedly selling university instruments and pocketing the money.


Pat Quinn
(Seth Perlman/AP)
September 20, 2013

Judge Postpones Ruling In Suit Over Lawmaker Pay

A Cook County Circuit Court judge says he will rule next month on a lawsuit challenging Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to halt lawmaker pay until they address Illinois' pension crisis.


September 20, 2013

BlackBerry To Lay Off 4,500 Employees

BlackBerry says it will lay off 4,500 employees, or 40 percent of its global workforce, as it reports a nearly $1 billion second-quarter loss in a surprise early release of earnings results.


John Boehner
(J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)
September 20, 2013

House GOP Votes To Fund Government, Kill Obamacare

The Republican-controlled House has voted to keep the government funded but their "continuing resolution" comes with a poison pill to defund the Affordable Care Act that Democrats have vowed is dead on arrival in the Senate.


 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
(Evan Vucci/AP)
September 20, 2013

Jackson Auction Stopped After Authenticity Issues

The U.S. Marshals service is canceling a high-profile auction of clothing and memorabilia belonging to convicted former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. because of questions about the authenticity of some items.


A woman suffering from Alzheimer's disease holds the hand of a relative in a retirement house in Angervilliers, France.
(AFP/Getty Images)
September 19, 2013

Report: Cases Of Elderly Dementia To Nearly Triple By 2050

By the middle of the century, the number of older people suffering from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia will nearly triple, severely straining caregiving resources, the charity Alzheimer's Disease International says in a new study released Thursday.


Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility near DeKalb, Miss., seen under construction on Nov. 13, 2012. Carbon dioxide will be captured from this plant and used to stimulate production of oil from existing wells.
(Rogelio V. Solis/AP)
September 19, 2013

EPA Wants To Limit Greenhouse Gases From New Coal Power Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency's second stab at a proposal to set the first-ever limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants would make it impossible for companies to build the kind of coal-fired plants that have been the country's biggest source of electricity for decades.


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