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.


 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
(Evan Vucci/AP)
February 20, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife Plead Guilty

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.


Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
February 19, 2013

Jesse Jackson Jr., Wife to Appear in Federal Court

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.


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