Gov. Pat Quinn’s new director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services pleaded guilty to stealing from clients of a West Side social service agency and later became embroiled in a child-support battle over a daughter he said he never knew he’d fathered, records show.
A federal jury has found Ray Nagin guilty of bribery and fraud. The former New Orleans mayor, 57, was accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, in an indictment that included 21 counts.
A federal judge has sentenced a former fundraiser for ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to two years in prison.
The Illinois Attorney General told members of Congress that federal lawmakers need to take steps to better protect people's personal information.
Fifteen months after narrowly defeating four-time candidate David Gill, Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) is seeking a second term.
Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will seek the death penalty in the case of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man charged in connection to the bombing of the 2013 Boston Marathon.
An Italian court has reinstated the original guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of her British roommate.
People affected by the November 17, 2013 tornadoes were invited to a special kick-off event Monday night at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. About 40 people attended, many young families, to share their stories following the disaster.
Police are looking for a Champaign man accused of sexually fondling a 13-year-old Edison Middle School student.
Jurors have sentenced former Dallas and Illini football player Josh Brent to 180 days in jail and 10 years of probation for a drunken car crash that killed his friend and teammate, Jerry Brown.