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.


February 25, 2013

Indiana Stays No. 1 In AP Top 25

Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press' Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history.


February 25, 2013

New Report Shows Illinois’ Finances Could Go from Bad to Worse

A new report projects Illinois’ state budget will go from bad to worse if legislators don’t address some key issues. If things stay as they are, Illinois can expect to see more money devoted to rising pension costs and more bills go unpaid, according to a new report by The Civic Federation, a financial watchdog group.


Ang Lee
(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
February 24, 2013

UIUC Alum Wins Best Director at Oscars

Ang Lee has won the Academy Award for best director for his "Life of Pi." Lee graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1980 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.


Fidel Castro and Raul Castro
(Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate/AP)
February 24, 2013

Cuban President Raul Castro to Retire in 2018

Cuban President Raul Castro has said he will stand down at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election by the National Assembly.


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