Donald Trump indicted; 1st ex-president charged with crime
A Manhattan grand jury has voted to indict Donald Trump on charges involving payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital sexual encounter. It’s the first ever criminal case against a former U.S. president and a jolt to Trump’s bid to retake the White House in 2024.
3 children, 3 adults fatally shot at Nashville grade school
Officials say three adults and three children were killed in a shooting at a private Christian grade school in Nashville. The female suspect was killed by police during a confrontation.
‘There’s nothing left’: Deep South tornadoes kill 26
Rescuers raced Saturday to search for survivors and help hundreds of people left homeless after a powerful tornado cut a devastating path through Mississippi, killing at least 25 people and injuring dozens. The tornado flattened entire blocks as it carved a path of destruction for more than an hour.
2 Illinois teens dead after sledding at Colorado ski resort
The superintendent of the Prairie Central school district in Fairbury confirmed Monday that two Prairie Central High students died in a “tragic accident.”
Republican bills push cash bail, subvert Democratic changes
Republican lawmakers across the country are pushing to increase the use of cash bail and pretrial detention. Their efforts are a counter to Democratic measures that have sought to eliminate cash bail and ensure most defendants are released before trial in states such as Illinois and New York.
Trump says he expects to be arrested, calls for protest
Donald Trump says in a social media post that he expects to be arrested Tuesday and he’s calling on supporters to protest. A New York grand jury is investigating hush money payments to women who alleged sexual encounters with the former president.
Illinois is one of the few states that ban guns on college campuses
All but four states along with the District of Columbia allow the open carrying of a firearm either with or without a permit.
Caterpillar workers ratify new 6-year contract with company
Unionized workers at Caterpillar Inc. have approved a new six-year contract with the company that includes a $6,000 ratification bonus, 19% in pay raises and 8% worth of lump-sum payments.
‘Everything’ wins best picture, is everywhere at Oscars
The metaphysical multiverse comedy “Everything Everywhere All at Once” wrapped its hot dog fingers around Hollywood’s top prize Sunday, winning best picture at the 95th Academy Awards, along with awards for Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film won seven Oscars in all.
Tracking people charged in January 6 US Capitol insurrection
This AP interactive tracks the legal fates of nearly 1,000 people charged in connection with the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Pritzker to move residents, restructure developmental center
Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday that half of the residents from the Choate Developmental Center in southern Illinois will move to other state or community sites.
Ohio State snaps losing streak with 72-60 win over Illinois
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Bruce Thornton scored 20 points, fellow freshman Brice Sensabaugh scored 14, senior Justice Sueing contributed a double-double, and Ohio State defeated Illinois 72-60 on Sunday, snapping a nine-game losing streak. The Buckeyes had lost 14 of their past 15 games coming in but have showed signs of improvement since starting four […]
Peebles scores 20, No. 25 Illinois women rip Rutgers 75-53
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Jada Peebles scored 20 points, Genesis Bryant added 15 points and No. 25 Illinois defeated Rutgers 75-53 in a Big Ten regular-season finale on Sunday. Peebles made 7 of 9 shots with 4 of 6 3-pointers. Bryant added five assists and four rebounds. Adalia McKenzie added 14 points, eight rebounds and […]
Shannon’s surge rallies Illinois past No. 21 Northwestern
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Terrence Shannon Jr. shook off a slow start in his return from a concussion, scoring 24 of his 26 points in the second half as Illinois rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat No. 21 Northwestern 66-62 on Thursday night. Shannon did not start and found himself back on the […]
Nebraska women beat shorthanded Illinois 90-57
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Jaz Shelley scored 26 points, Isabelle Bourne had a double-double and Nebraska raced to a 90-57 win over No. 25 Illinois on Wednesday night. The Cornhuskers shot 59% (36 of 61), had a 44-24 rebounding advantage and outscored the Illini 46-18 inside to avenge a 72-64 loss in the first meeting […]