March 05, 2013

Dwight Prison to Close by Month’s End

The Associated Press has learned the Illinois women's prison in Dwight will close by March 31 after a complicated move of hundreds of inmates, including the temporary placement of 500 prisoners in gymnasiums.


February 26, 2013

Illinois House Republicans Delay Concealed-Carry Debate

A raucous debate over guns got under way Tuesday afternoon in the Illinois House of Representatives. At issue are the restrictions that will be in place as lawmakers comply with a federal court order demanding the state allow people to carry guns in public.


February 25, 2013

Body Identified as Missing Hoopeston Woman

Authorities in Vermilion County have identified a body found Sunday near Hoopeston as 33-year old Amanda Walters-Pentecost, who had been missing for nearly a month.


 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
(Evan Vucci/AP)
February 25, 2013

Jackson Jr.‘s District Has History Of Corruption

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.


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