At the beginning of their June 14 meeting, Western Illinois University trustees agreed to a plan that calls for WIU President Jack Thomas to step down on June 30. After the 7.5 hour meeting, Tri States Public Radio talked to Board of Trustees Chairperson Greg Aguilar about the deal.
Testimony resumes Wednesday afternoon in U.S. District Court in Peoria, in the capital murder trial of Brendt Christensen. The former grad student is accused of kidnapping and killing University of Illinois visiting scholar Yingying Zhang of China in 2017.
Here's an update on the case against the alleged militia leader from Ford County, Illinois, accused of orchestrating the firebombing of a Twin Cities Minnesota mosque nearly two years ago. Federal prosecutors say Michael Hari tried to escape from custody while he was being moved from Illinois to Minnesota.
Undocumented immigrants face many barriers to getting help for a mental illness. Without treatment, they may act out and get in trouble with the law, which can put them at increased risk of deportation.