Crime & Corruption

The state of Illinois hate groups
Aug 23, 2017

According to a recent report from the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 32 active Illinois h...

Illinois murder case challenges longstanding ballistic tests
Aug 09, 2017

By Ivan Moreno | AP  CHICAGO — When Illinois jurors convicted Patrick Pursley of murder, th...

Northwestern prof accused in killing due in California court
Aug 07, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — After a cross-country manhunt, a Northwestern University professor and Universit...

Chicago lawyer nominated US attorney in northern Illinois
Aug 04, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Chicago lawyer John R. Lausch Jr. as the ne...

Ex-lawmaker Schock accuses prosecutors of misconduct
Aug 02, 2017

PEORIA — Lawyers for former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock on Tuesday accused federal invest...

Dozens of Illinois juvenile lifers receive new sentences
Jul 31, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — About 35 of 80 Illinois inmates in who received mandatory life-without-parole se...

Troy woman sentenced to prison in cancer fraud case
Jul 26, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE — A western Illinois woman accused of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer ...

Report: Poverty tied to violence in minority neighborhoods
Jul 24, 2017

People of color who live in poverty stricken areas are more likely to be in an area where they wi...

Elderly and imprisoned: The 10 oldest female prisoners in Illinois
Jul 21, 2017

America’s elderly prison population is growing and it’s growing quickly. According to a s...

Aging behind bars: The 10 oldest inmates in Illinois
Jun 19, 2017

Like many states across the country, Illinois' aging prison population is putting a growing finan...

10 Haunted Illinois Murder Scenes
May 23, 2017

A murder is always traumatic, leaving behind physical and emotional scars that remain in the comm...

State Senate approves bill stopping local police from making immigration arrests
May 05, 2017

The Illinois Senate took the first steps toward a measure that would stop local police from arres...

Illinois lawmakers announce first public hearing on marijuana legalization bill
Apr 12, 2017

Illinois will begin taking baby steps on the path toward marijuana legalization next week as lawm...

Reeder: Evolving attitude on capital punishment
Apr 11, 2017

New book fosters appreciation for abolition of capital punishment SPRINGFIELD – “These are...

Fact Check: Are 100,000 Chicago gang members working with Mexican drug cartels?
Apr 04, 2017

This article originally appeared on PolitiFact.  NRA's executive vice president Way...


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