June 08, 2013

Indiana AG: Spike in Complaints Over Gas Prices

The Indiana Attorney General's office says the recent surge in Midwestern gasoline prices that's made the state the nation's fourth-priciest is drawing an influx of complaints from the public.

Abraham Lincoln
(Wikimedia Commons)
June 07, 2013

Early Lincoln Math Papers Discovered

Researchers at Illinois State University have turned up new information about Abraham Lincoln's school boy days in 1825.

June 07, 2013

Illini Parr Drafted by Phillies

Fighting Illini Senior Justin Parr, whose season included a 33-game hitting streak, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the eighth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Friday.

Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, Governor Pat Quinn, center, and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.
(Seth Perlman/AP)
June 07, 2013

Madigan, Quinn Finally Connect on Pensions

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he finally got in touch with House Speaker Michael Madigan. The governor said he’s called a meeting to address pension reform.

June 07, 2013

U.S. Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Seven in Pakistan

A U.S. drone aircraft fired two missiles at a compound in a remote area of northwest Pakistan, killing seven people Friday night, according to reports. Pakistani officials who spoke about the strike to the AP say it killed seven militants.

  Jesse Jackson, Jr.
(M. Spencer Green/AP)
June 07, 2013

Govt Recommends 4 Year Prison Sentence for Jesse Jackson Jr.

Prosecutors are recommending four years in prison for former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., following his guilty plea this year on criminal charges that he engaged in a scheme to spend $750,000 in campaign funds on personal items.

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