11, Dec 2013 - Lake, IL Former Illinois Mr. Basketball Gets Three Years In Prison
Richmond was convicted of harassment of a witness for making threatening comments and gestures to a probation officer earlier this year. The Class 2 felony carried a potential sentence of up to seven years.
11, Dec 2013 - Retrial to begin in deadly Katrina police shooting - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Three years after his manslaughter conviction, a former New Orleans police officer is getting a second chance to persuade a jury that he was justified in fatally shooting a man outside a strip mall during Hurricane Katrina's chaotic aftermath.
11, Dec 2013 - Illinois Supreme Court moves to close tax loopholes
No penalties handed down, but companies will not be allowed exploit faulty regulations in the future The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday delivered a resounding blow to questionable tax strategies that allow businesses to minimize their sales tax burden in the state.
11, Dec 2013 - Union, IL Pension solution is just more theft
Readers may recall the sorry saga of past union leaders being convicted and sent to prison for "borrowing" from union pension funds. Here in Illinois, unscrupulous state politicians have also been borrowing from state employee pension funds for years by not paying in to the funds as required by law. They did this in order to artificially keep taxes down or spend it on other projects. read more
11, Dec 2013 - Nazi murderer Heinrich Boere dies at 92 - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
BERLIN (AP) - Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six decades, died in a prison hospital while serving a life sentence, German justice officials said Monday. He was 92.
11, Dec 2013 - Lake, IL Racine man sentenced to seven years for human trafficking
RACINE — A Racine man was sentenced to seven years behind bars on Tuesday for helping to kidnap a woman from northern Illinois last year and drive her back to Racine.
11, Dec 2013 - Ex-executive indicted in Texas cancer fund scandal - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A former top executive of Texas' $3 billion cancer-fighting effort was indicted over an improperly awarded $11 million taxpayer-funded grant that plunged the state agency into turmoil, prosecutors said Friday.
11, Dec 2013 - AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, "the last great liberator of the 20th century."
11, Dec 2013 - Lake, IL 110-year sentence in Illinois clerk's killing
A Lake County judge has given a 110-year prison sentence to a man convicted in the 2007 killing of a suburban Chicago woman.
11, Dec 2013 - Jury gets ex-cop's case over Katrina shooting - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal jury has begun deliberating for the retrial of a former New Orleans police officer charged with fatally shooting a man without justification outside a strip mall after Hurricane Katrina.
11, Dec 2013 - Union, IL EU dispute puts Tymoshenko in tight spot - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports
MOSCOW (AP) - In the tensions over whether Ukraine will move closer to the European Union or be pulled toward Moscow, the most vivid figure may be the one who's least seen - former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, who turned 53 in a prison cell Wednesday.
10, Dec 2013 - LIVE! from Philips Arena
Illinois 81, Auburn 62 — FINAL ATLANTA — With NBA great and Auburn alum Charles Barkley watching from courtside, Illinois put together its finest performance of the season in dismantling the Tigers at Philips Arena on Sunday. Tracy Abrams led the way with 17 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Illini, who rebounded after losing Tuesday at Georgia Tech. Illinois 81, Auburn 62 — FINAL ...
10, Dec 2013 - Alexander, IL UK marine gets minimum 10 years for Afghan murder - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News,
LONDON (AP) - A Royal Marine convicted of murdering a wounded Taliban insurgent has been sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in prison. A military judge told Sgt. Alexander Blackman on Friday, "you have betrayed your corps and all British service personnel who have served in Afghanistan."
10, Dec 2013 - Champaign, IL Former UNLV, NBA player gets 8 years in Illinois prison
Former UNLV and NBA player Keon Clark, who has said he is trying to turn his life around, was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday in a plea agreement with prosecutors on weapons and driving under the influence charges.
10, Dec 2013 - Okla. executes man convicted of killing 2 women - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sp
McALESTER, Okla. (AP) - A man convicted of killing two elderly women more than a quarter-century ago has been executed in Oklahoma. Fifty-three-year-old Ronald Clinton Lott was pronounced dead at 6:06 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.