01, Aug 2014 - Jackson, IL Man gets 12 years prison for credit union holdup
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) _ A southern Illinois man has been ordered to spend a dozen years in prison for his role in robbing a Carbondale credit union. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that 33-year-old David E. White was sentenced in Jackson County after pleading guilty to a felony count of robbing a financial institution. Authorities […]
30, Jul 2014 - Springfield, Jacksonville attorneys face possible discipline
Formal complaints that could result in discipline have been filed against a Springfield attorney and a Jacksonville attorney, both of whom have been previously punished by the state Supreme Court.The separate complaints filed earlier this month by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission allege that G. Ronald Kesinger of Jacksonville improperly obtained a loan from a client ...
29, Jul 2014 - US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
29, Jul 2014 - US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday.
29, Jul 2014 - Hate crime investigation grows in Mississippi - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
By JACK ELLIOTT JR. Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A three-year federal investigation into groups of suburban white teens crossing into Mississippi's capital city to attack blacks has grown to 10 indictments and six convictions.
05, Apr 2014 - Judge awards another $525M to Tony Alamo victims - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, S
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas judge has awarded seven women physically and sexually abused by evangelist Tony Alamo another $525 million, pushing the total owed by the imprisoned preacher and an affiliated church to more than $1 billion.
04, Apr 2014 - Jackson, IL Illinois voters say 'no' to candidates who were convicted, indicted
Chicago may have a long and colorful history of political corruption, but voters will only take so much. In Tuesday's Democratic primary, a Chicago candidate who served a prison term for bribery and another due to go on trial on similar charges this spring both lost their races, despite predictions of local political observers, according to results available Wednesday. "It appears there is a ...
04, Apr 2014 - Retrial set for Fla. man in loud music killing - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man convicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music won't be sentenced until after his retrial on a murder charge.
01, Apr 2014 - Ex-gang leader was praised as role model - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A former gang leader with ties to San Francisco's Chinatown who was praised for cleaning up his public image after serving more than a decade in prison now faces up to 95 years behind bars on money-laundering and other charges.
01, Apr 2014 - California lawmaker faces gun, corruption charges - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.