July 23, 2013

Woman Injured in Urbana Shooting

Urbana Police are investigating whether a shooting in their city overnight is connected to recent shootings in Champaign.

July 19, 2013

Harris Gets Life Term for Beason Murders

An Illinois man convicted of fatally beating five members of his ex-wife's family in Logan County in 2009 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Eric Holder
(David Manning/Reuters /Landov)
July 16, 2013

Holder Calls For ‘Hard Look’ At ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

Saying that "it's time to question laws that senselessly expand the concept of self-defense and sow dangerous conflict in our neighborhoods," Attorney Gen. Eric Holder on Tuesday called for a reexamination of so-called stand your ground laws.

demonstrations in response to George Zimmerman ruling
(Jae C. Hong/AP)
July 16, 2013

LA Trayvon Martin Protests Turn Ugly

Los Angeles officials have appealed for calm after protests turn violent over the acquittal of a neighbourhood watchman who killed a black teenager.

 Eric Holder
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
July 15, 2013

US Attorney General: Trayvon Martin Death `Unnecessary Shooting’

Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will follow "the facts and the law'' as it reviews evidence to see whether federal criminal charges are warranted against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

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