State Sen. Emil Jones III pleads not guilty in bribery case

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Emil Jones III pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to three felony counts stemming from an alleged bribery scheme involving a red light camera company. Jones, 44, is a Chicago Democrat who has served in the Senate since 2009.  He is also the son of former Senate President Emil Jones […]

217 Today: Pygmalion performer Michael Mwenso talks childhood, musical background

Friday, September 23, 2022 Today’s headlines: Illinois Governor JB Pritzker is calling for the resignation of two Democratic state senators embroiled in controversy. Illinois Republican lawmakers are pushing a bill in response to the fentanyl epidemic. A University of Illinois-based language justice collaborative is helping preserve Indigenous Mayan languages. The Fighting Illini football team dominated […]

Illinois football tops Chattanooga 31-0 for its best start since 2015

CHAMPAIGN — The Fighting Illini football team dominated every aspect of the game against Chattanooga Thursday night in a 31-0 win at Memorial Stadium. The Illinois offense totaled just over 500 yards, while the defense shut-out the Mocs, who were previously 3-0. Head coach Bret Bielema spoke well of the defensive effort after the game. “You […]