Screenshot of security video shows Ruby Fernandez-Rivera vandalizing the outdoor menorah at the Illini Chabad Center for Jewish Life, while a second person watches.

University of Illinois Campus Police

March 30, 2016 - News Local/State

U of I Softball Player Agrees To Court Supervision For Menorah Damage

University of Illinois softball player Ruby Fernandez-Rivera has entered an agreement that could keep a conviction off her record for damaging a menorah at the Chadbad Center for Jewish Life near campus last month.

Gov. Bruce Rauner at an AutoZone distribution facility in Danville

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

March 29, 2016 - News Local/State

Rauner Expects Illinois Fair Share Case Fight To Reach U.S. Supreme Court

Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing labor unions to collect fees from non-members is "tragic'' and a lawsuit aimed at banning the practice in Illinois will continue. Justices divided 4-4 Tuesday in a California case over whether public workers represented by a union can be required to pay "fair share'' fees.

Jack McCullough

Illinois Department of Corrections/via Associated Press

March 29, 2016 - News Local/State

Judge To Appoint Counsel For DeKalb County Cold Case

Jack McCullough will get a new attorney to help him pursue freedom from his conviction of murdering seven-year-old Maria Ridulph in 1957.  Last week, the DeKalb County State's Attorney said a six-month review turned up serious missteps during the investigation.

U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman with new Illini Football Coach Lovie Smith at the announcement of his hiring.

Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media

March 29, 2016 - News Local/State

New Illini Football Staff Heavy On Experience With NFL, Coach Smith

New Illinois football coach Lovie Smith says his new coaching staff is exactly what he had pictured, including some he had worked with, those with NFL experience, and those who know the college game.

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagjevic in 2009.

M. Spencer/Associated Press

March 28, 2016 - News Local/State

High Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal In Corruption Case

The U-S Supreme Court has rejected former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption convictions that included his attempt to sell the vacant Senate seat once occupied by President Barack Obama. 

Congressional candidate David Gill

Sean Powers/Illinois Public Media

March 28, 2016 - News Local/State

David Gill Runs For Congress, This Time As An Independent

Gill, an emergency room physician from Bloomington, ran four times for the U-S House as a Democrat, but now plans to collect petition signatures to run as an independent in the 13th District.

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