Illinois

Courtesy of the David Lawrence Helm is in military court with desertion, on top of accusations of sexual assault of a minor.

Sergeant Sentenced to 25 Years on Assault, Desertion Charges

The trial of an Air Force technical sergeant who fled Illinois to avoid child sexual assault charges began Monday with the defendant pleading guilty to two charges.

08/24/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Removes Medicaid Coverage from Heroin-Overdose Bill

Gov. Bruce Rauner has returned legislation to the General Assembly that attempts to curtail heroin overdoses, fearing a burdensome cost to the state.

08/24/2015

CHICAGO - MARCH 14:   Disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012 in Chicago. Blagojevich must report to a federal prison in Colorado by tomorrow, to start serving a 14-year term he received for his conviction on numerous counts of fraud and corruption including attempting to sell the vacant U.S. Senate seat held by then Senator Barack Obama. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Resentencing Can Proceed After Stay Refused

A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing while he asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his case.

08/24/2015

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Trial to Begin for Air Force Sergeant on Sex Assault Charges

David Lawrence Helm is in military court with desertion, on top of accusations of sexual assault of a minor.

08/24/2015

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New Law Will Allow Cameras in Illinois Nursing Homes

A new Illinois law will allow cameras in nursing home rooms.

08/21/2015

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Illinois Police Have 2 Drone-Like Unmanned Aircraft

says the system, which has a camera on it like many drones, can be used like it was a first responder of sorts.

08/21/2015

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Five-Time Illinois Secretary of State Announces Retirement

White won his first election in 1998 with 55 percent of the vote, and easily won reelection four times.

08/21/2015

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Metro East Wildlife Show and Exhibit Under Fire from PETA

Woody’s Menagerie in Bond County Illinois responds

08/21/2015

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First Human Case of West Nile Reported in St. Clair County

This week the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported an adolescent female, living in St. Clair County, is the first to contact West Nile virus in Illinois.

08/19/2015

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Illinois Task Force To Develop Rules for Drones

They plan to create new laws regarding drone use by citizens and law enforcement.

08/19/2015

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