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.


 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.


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