AG asks state Supreme Court to order sentence in sex assault

CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to impose a sentence in a case where a western Illinois judge threw out the sexual assault conviction of an 18-year-old man. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a mandamus complaint and a motion for supervisory order asking the state’s highest court to […]

Biden warns Putin of ‘severe costs’ of Ukraine invasion

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Joe Biden told Russia’s Vladimir Putin that invading Ukraine would cause “widespread human suffering” and that the West was committed to diplomacy to end the crisis but “equally prepared for other scenarios.” Biden also told Putin the United States and its allies would respond “decisively and impose swift […]

Parents offer reward for son who disappeared after crash

ANTIOCH — A 24-year-old Illinois man hasn’t been seen since walking away from a car crash last month in Lake County. The parents of Thomas “Tommy” Howe III of Antioch are offering a $10,000 reward for information about his whereabouts. Police say Howe was involved in a crash on Interstate 94 on Jan. 22. A […]