(M. Spencer Green/AP)
February 15, 2013

Jackson Jr., Wife Charged in Campaign Funds Probe

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was charged Friday with scheming to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal expenses. His wife was charged with filing false income tax forms.


Christopher Dorner
(Los Angeles Police Department)
February 14, 2013

Body Identified as Christopher Dorner

The charred body found in a mountain cabin after a police gun fight has been identified as a former policeman accused of murder, officials say.


February 14, 2013

Gymnasiums to House Some Illinois Prisoners

The Illinois department of corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.


February 14, 2013

NIU Marks 5th Anniversary of Deadly Shootings

A large crowd was on hand at Northern Illinois University on Thursday afternoon for the fifth anniversary of the campus shooting. Five students were killed when a lone gunman opened fire inside Cole Hall.


Rita Crundwell
(Robert Ray/AP)
February 14, 2013

Former Dixon Comptroller Gets Nearly 20-Year Prison Sentence

Disgraced former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced today to serve 235 months -- 19 years and 7 months -- in prison on one federal count of wire fraud resulting from her embezzlement of nearly $54 million in public funds from the City of Dixon.


January 22, 2013

Cellini Set to Report to Prison

A 78-year-old former Illinois powerbroker is due to report to prison to start serving a year-long sentence for corruption.


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