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217 Today: Meteorologist explains cause of January tornadoes

Wednesday, January 4, 2023 Today’s headlines: Illinois lawmakers are back in Springfield this week as they try to wrap things up before they adjourn for the last time. The Illinois Supreme Court has halted a law that would have eliminated cash bail Jan. 1. A University of Illinois agriculture professor says work and environmental conditions […]

This was supposed to be Kevin McCarthy’s moment. Instead, GOP chaos reigns

WASHINGTON — This one had to hurt. “Maybe the right person for the job of speaker of the House isn’t someone who has sold shares of themself for more than a decade to get it,” Matt Gaetz, the hard-right Florida congressman, said on the House floor before nominating Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker before […]

Mastermind of the Varsity Blues college admission scandal is about to learn his fate

Updated January 3, 2023 at 9:37 PM ET BOSTON — The mastermind of the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal, Rick Singer, is set to be sentenced Wednesday in Boston for a scheme that federal prosecutors say is “staggering in its scope and breathtaking in its audacity.” Prosecutors want him sentenced to six years in prison, […]