They elected a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar and ended up with a congressman who was convicted of having sex with an underage campaign worker. They voted for the son of a famous civil rights leader and got someone who illegally spent campaign funds on everything from furniture to Bruce Lee memorabilia.
This American Life spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot.
A judge has sentenced Drew Peterson to 38 years in prison for murdering his third wife.
A massive car bomb explosion in the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least 53 people and injured another 200, reports say.
Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., holding back tears, entered a guilty plea Wednesday in federal court to criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items. He faces 46 to 57 months in prison, and a fine of $10,000 to $100,000, under a plea deal with prosecutors.
Gun-rights enthusiasts filled a hearing room in Springfield as a House committee heard from activists on both sides of the issue.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife, Sandi, will appear in federal court Wednesday to answer criminal charges in an alleged scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan’s last-ditch effort to appeal his criminal conviction is being denied.
South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius has denied murdering his girlfriend, saying he shot her by mistake thinking she was an intruder.
Only landlords in large cities can evict residents for committing a crime, but a proposal in the state legislature could extend that right to smaller communities.