Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert
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April 26, 2017

Illinois Board Terminates Hastert’s State Lawmaker Pension

An Illinois retirement board is terminating former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s state pension. He’d been collecting about $28-thousand a year for his service in the state legislature. The General Assembly Retirement System's board of trustees voted 5 to 2 Wednesday to end the pension.


An aerial view of San Bernardino, California.
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April 10, 2017

Officials: Teacher, 2 Students Shot At San Bernardino School

Four people were shot Monday in an apparent murder-suicide inside an elementary school classroom in San Bernardino, including a teacher and two students, police and school officials said.


The Senate confirmed Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court on Friday.
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April 07, 2017

Senate Confirms Gorsuch To Supreme Court

Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed Friday as the 113th justice to serve on the nation's highest court. In a largely party-line vote, Gorsuch received the support of 54 senators.


police dispatcher
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March 30, 2017

Police Dispatchers & Mental Health Awareness; Carbondale Eclipse; Jeremy McLellan Comedy

On The 21st: We learned how dispatchers in Illinois are being trained to respond to mental health crises. Plus, how is the city of Carbondale preparing to host tens of thousands for this summer’s eclipse? We also spoke with the founder of Caring Black Men of Decatur, and talked with a South Carolina comedian who does not shy away from hot-button issues.


Curtis Lovelace and family after the conclusion of the second trial
Investigating Innocence.org
March 28, 2017

Curtis Lovelace: Life After A Not Guilty Verdict

Earlier this month, Quincy native Curtis Lovelace was found not guilty after the second trial that accused him of killing his first wife, Cory Lovelace. Curtis served as a prosecutor and before that played football for the University of Illinois. His former wife was also a college grad, and a stay-at-home mom for their four children. 


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