Mike Frerichs and John Bambenek
(Mike Thomas/WILL)
October 25, 2012

52nd State Senate Candidates Assess Role of Government

The candidates running in Illinois’ 52nd State Senate race list many of the same basic responsibilities of state government ---- public safety, maintaining infrastructure, education and aid to the poor and destitute. However, there are nuanced differences between Sen. Mike Frerichs (D-Champaign) and John Bambenek (R-Champaign).

October 24, 2012

Lawsuit: Hearings for Youth are ‘Kangaroo Courts’

A young Illinois man on parole was recently imprisoned for failing to attend school, even though his attorneys said he was attending school. That is according to a class action lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

October 24, 2012

Health Officer: 3 Meningitis Deaths in Indiana

All three Indiana deaths from fungal meningitis caused by injections of a recalled back pain medication have been linked to Elkhart County, as have more than two-thirds of the state's 41 total cases, the county's health officer confirmed Wednesday.

October 24, 2012

LED Inventor Honored by Gov. Quinn

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday honored world-renowned physicist Nick Holonyak, Jr, who is the inventor of the first practical light-emitting diode, or LED.

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