26, Mar 2015 - Will, IL Americans' trial in Indonesia delayed after baby gets sick - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Mi
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - The trial of an American couple accused of killing the woman's mother in Indonesia adjourned after their newborn baby fell ill in prison, a prosecutor and a doctor said Thursday.
26, Mar 2015 - Sangamon, IL Illinois Supreme Court to hear arguments on pension law
The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a new state law that would reduce retirement benefits for state employees. At stake is Illinois’ unpaid pension obligations, which have risen to above $100 billion, in addition to the pension benefits that individual state employees’ say that they’ve been promised through their years of work. The ...
26, Mar 2015 - Man convicted in German student's death responds to lawsuit - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & M
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - A Montana man who is serving a 70-year prison sentence for killing a German exchange student in his garage last spring has denied any negligence in response to a lawsuit filed by the teen's family.
26, Mar 2015 - US citizen charged in Sydney with bribery over bank contract - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Miss
SYDNEY (AP) - A U.S. citizen who was recently a senior executive at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia pleaded not guilty in a Sydney court Wednesday to charges that he accepted bribes to award a contract to a U.S. information technology firm.
26, Mar 2015 - Union, IL Report: 1 in 10 state employees tops $100K pay
CHICAGO — One in every 10 Illinois state employees earned more than $100,000 last year, with more than 100 workers doubling their pay with overtime or compensatory time, according to a newspaper report published Sunday.The employees included judges, prison guards and nurses, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, which cited public records in its report. The newspaper reports that 682 workers made ...
26, Mar 2015 - State faces skepticism from Illinois justices on landmark pension law
Lawyers for the state and public employees faced off this afternoon before the Illinois Supreme Court, debating the constitutionality of a 2013 law aimed at curbing retiree pension benefits in an effort to deal with the state's worst-in-the-nation unfunded retirement liability.
26, Mar 2015 - Chicago, IL BofA must face Chicago-area predatory lending lawsuit
A federal judge rejected Bank of America Corp's request to dismiss a lawsuit in which Cook County, Illinois, accused the lender of targeting black and Hispanic borrowers in the Chicago area with subprime mortgages. In a decision dated Thursday, U.S. District Judge Elaine Bucklo in Chicago said Cook County could pursue allegations that the bank steered minority borrowers into an outsized number ...
26, Mar 2015 - Chicago, IL Bank of America must face Chicago-area predatory lending lawsuit
A federal judge rejected Bank of America Corp's request to dismiss a lawsuit in which Cook County, Illinois, accused the lender of targeting black and Hispanic borrowers in the Chicago area with subprime mortgages.
26, Mar 2015 - Appeals court hears arguments on Maryland gun-control law - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missour
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The sweeping gun-control law Maryland enacted after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre impermissibly bans firearms that people commonly keep in their homes for self-defense, a lawyer for gun-rights advocates told a federal appeals court Wednesday.
26, Mar 2015 - Bolingbrook, IL Drew Peterson accused of trying to put hit on Illinois prosecutor James Glasgow
Drew Peterson is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow, who was the lead prosecutor during Peterson's murder trial.
26, Mar 2015 - Caregiver sentenced in death of man left outside for hours - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missou
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A caregiver in Georgia has been found guilty of murder in the death of a developmentally disabled man who was left outside for 10 hours in subfreezing temperatures.
26, Mar 2015 - FBI: Autopsy report days away in hanging of Mississippi man - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
PORT GIBSON, Miss. (AP) - The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete.
26, Mar 2015 - Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Misso
KOLKATA, India (AP) - Police arrested two suspects Thursday in the gang rape of an elderly nun in a missionary school this month in a crime that focused attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India despite tough anti-rape laws introduced two years ago.
26, Mar 2015 - Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. Released From Prison
Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has stepped out of a federal prison in Alabama and now goes to a halfway house to complete a 2013 sentence for spending hundreds of thousands in campaign money on personal items. WLS in Chicago reports: "The Jackson entourage, consisting of his father, Reverend Jesse Jackson; his wife, Sandi Jackson; and the former congressman's two children, arrived at ...
26, Mar 2015 - Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. Leaves Prison
Shielded from reporters, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. on Thursday morning walked out of a Montgomery, Alabama prison en route to a halfway house.