In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, Cardinal Francis George speaks at a news conference in Chicago.
(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
April 17, 2015

Chicago Cardinal Francis George Dies At Age 78

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78.


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April 09, 2015

Man Charged In Champaign Shooting

The incident Wednesday afternoon is Champaign's second report of a shooting near a school in a week.  Each prompted 'soft' lockdowns at schools in the city.  20-year old Terrell Boatman faces weapons charges.


Corrupt Illinois
Patronage, Cronyism, and Criminality by: Dick Simpson and Thomas J. Gradel
(Photo: University of Illinois Press)
March 11, 2015

Why Is Illinois So Corrupt?

Anyone with a passing interest in Illinois politics knows the state has a reputation for corruption. A new book attempts to chronicle the wrong-doing, and propose a plan to combat it.


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March 06, 2015

Sullivan Woman Found Dead, Man Injured

43 year old Sheri Randall and 40 year old Michael Yost were both discovered with stab wounds in a Sullivan apartment Wednesday morning, by a woman who then called local police.


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