Robert Rumbelow
(L. Brian Stauffer)
September 21, 2013

Ex-U Of I Band Program Head Charged With Theft

Champaign County prosecutors have filed felony theft charges against the former director of the University of Illinois Bands for allegedly selling university instruments and pocketing the money.


 Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
(Evan Vucci/AP)
September 20, 2013

Jackson Auction Stopped After Authenticity Issues

The U.S. Marshals service is canceling a high-profile auction of clothing and memorabilia belonging to convicted former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. because of questions about the authenticity of some items.


 Tom DeLay
(Ben Sklar/Getty Images)
September 19, 2013

Former US House Majority Leader’s Conviction Overturned

An appeals court in Texas has overturned the 2010 conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who had been found guilty of illegally funneling corporate money to Texas candidates during the 2002 campaign cycle.


JPMorgan Chase
(Timur Emek/AP)
September 19, 2013

Whale Of A Fine: JPMorgan Chase To Pay $920M In Penalties

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to acknowledge that it violated federal securities laws and will pay $920 million in penalties assessed by regulators in the U.S. and U.K. to settle charges related to the huge trading losses racked up by its London traders last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday morning.


Emergency vehicles and law enforcement personnel respond to a reported shooting at an entrance to the Washington Navy Yard on Monday in Washington, D.C. Several people were shot with the shooter still possibly active.
(Alex Wong/Getty Images)
September 16, 2013

Police: 13 Dead In Shootings At Washington Navy Yard.

The nation's capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city's U.S. Navy Yard left at least 12 victims and one gunman dead and injured 8 others.


September 16, 2013

In Some Illinois Prisons, Two Meals A Day

More and more prisoners in Illinois are being served brunch, eating two meals a day instead of three. Prison officials say it is actually better for many inmates.


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