Defense rests its case at murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse

KENOSHA, Wis. — The defense has rested its case at the murder trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. The judge has indicated closing arguments could be held Monday. The end of the defense side of the case Thursday came a day after the 18-year-old Rittenhouse told the jury he was defending himself from attack and had no […]

Defense calls for mistrial as Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand in his homicide trial

KENOSHA, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who shot and killed two demonstrators at a racial justice protest last year in Kenosha, Wis., took the stand in his highly-watched homicide trial to say he feared for his life when he fired his rifle. In dramatic testimony Wednesday, Rittenhouse described a sequence of events that he […]

217 Today: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021 Today’s headlines: Attorneys for a woman who alleges she was raped by a Lyft driver in Chicago are asking the Illinois Supreme Court to overturn a state law that shields ride share companies from liability. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs is trying to find the owners of 11 unclaimed Purple Hearts. […]

Kids aged 5 to 11 can get COVID shots. These Champaign kids were ready

CHAMPAIGN – Going maskless in school. Visiting a grandparent in India. Protecting a baby sister. These are some of the reasons Champaign-Urbana kids got vaccinated against COVID-19 on Wednesday in one of the county’s first clinics for the newly eligible, 5-11 age group. “Now that I know it doesn’t hurt too much, I’m actually looking […]