Dwight Correctional Center
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 14, 2013

Spreading Faith Within Prison Walls

In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.


Pope Francis
(Andrew Medichini/AP)
March 13, 2013

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio Elected Pope Francis

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium.


March 13, 2013

Government Doesn’t Appeal Lindh Prison Prayer Ruling

A federal prison in Indiana on Wednesday was expected to begin allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates housed in his tightly controlled unit to start holding daily ritual group prayers.


Chief Illiniwek
(John Dixon/AP)
March 13, 2013

U of I Student Court Hears Chief Illiniwek Case

A student Moot Court on the University of Illinois’ Urbana campus heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case related to the U of I’s former symbol, Chief Illiniwek.


SEIU Local 73 rallies on the last day of its strike
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
March 13, 2013

Striking Workers, U. of Ill. to Meet with Mediator

Building and food service workers at the University of Illinois will be back at the bargaining table next week.  The Service Employees International Union has scheduled talks with administrators for Monday and Tuesday. 


March 13, 2013

Illinois Governor Wants Appeal of Concealed Carry Ruling

Gov. Pat Quinn said Wednesday that he wants the Illinois attorney general to appeal a federal court ruling that the state's last-in-the-nation concealed carry ban is unconstitutional, a move that would take it before the U.S. Supreme Court.


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