Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
August 14, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced To 2.5 Years In Prison

A federal judge has sentenced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. to 30 months in prison, following his guilty plea that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.


August 14, 2013

Shooting During Police Traffic Stop Under Investigation

The investigation continues into an overnight shooting incident in Champaign, in which a 20-year-old man was shot with his own gun during a traffic stop at the corner of N. 6th Street and Bradley Avenue.


 Eric Holder
(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
August 12, 2013

Holder Proposes Changes In Criminal Justice System

Shorter prison sentences for nonviolent criminals, more programs to treat those convicted of low-level drug-related crimes and reductions in the number of crimes that carry "mandatory minimum sentences."


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