2 Ford County men get 14, 16 years in Minnesota mosque bombing

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Two Illinois men who helped bomb a Minnesota mosque in 2017 have received prison sentences far below the 35-year mandatory minimum they faced after victims and prosecutors asked for leniency. Thirty-three-year-old Michael McWhorter was sentenced Tuesday to just under 16 years in prison and 26-year-old Joe Morris got about 14 years. […]

Session Recap: Lawmakers pass limits on campaign contributions in judicial races

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing “Session Recap” series in which Capitol News Illinois is following up on many of the more-than 200 measures that passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly during the final week of spring session which adjourned at 6 a.m. April 9.    SPRINGFIELD – This year’s […]

Session Recap: Illinois lawmakers pass bill to combat organized retail theft

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing “Session Recap” series in which Capitol News Illinois is following up on many of the more-than 200 measures that passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly during the final week of spring session which adjourned at 6 a.m. April 9.   SPRINGFIELD – A measure aimed […]

Unit 4 board approves teacher contract

CHAMPAIGN — The Unit 4 Board of Education unanimously approved a new teacher contract on Monday. This ends months of negotiations with the Champaign Federation of Teachers. The disagreement over whether to add time to the elementary school day almost led to a teacher strike. School board member Gianina Baker says the conflict over the […]

217 Today: Champaign Unit 4 board ratifies new contract after months of negotiations

Tuesday, April 12, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois lawmakers have expanded the state’s Medicaid program to provide coverage for more undocumented residents. A group of tornado researchers at the University of Illinois recently returned from surveying tornado devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi. Senior officials in the Biden Administration say the President today will move to make […]