February 21, 2013

Illinois Acquires 547 Acres of Park Land for $2.8M

Illinois officials have purchased 547 acres of wildlife land, including a huge tract in one of the nation's most popular places to hunt deer and the first portion of a new refuge northwest of Chicago.


February 20, 2013

Pentagon Notifies Congress Of Likely Furloughs

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers.


 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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