U of Illinois police investigating anti-Semitic flyers

URBANA — University of Illinois authorities are investigating reports of anti-Semitic flyers left across the Champaign-Urbana campus this weekend. The News-Gazette reports that a campus wide email sent Sunday by Chancellor Robert Jones said officials received “multiple reports of anti-Semitic and hateful flyers” this weekend. The email said the flyers were left on and around […]

Illinois man held on $1M bail for alleged anti-gay attack

DECATUR — A 19-year-old Illinois man has been held on $1 million bail after an alleged anti-gay attack that left the victim hospitalized. Decatur police say Ethan Dickerson restrained and hit the victim with a pipe wrench and threatened to kill the victim in a homophobic rant at a Decatur home. The (Decatur) Herald & […]

Jury Convicts Ford County Man In Minnesota Mosque Bombing

MINNEAPOLIS — A jury has convicted the leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group of civil rights and hate crime charges in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque. The jury in Minneapolis deliberated less than a day before finding former Ford County sheriff’s deputy Michael Hari of Clarence guilty on five counts that include […]

News Around Illinois – June 3, 2020

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Scattered Severe Storms Possible On Wednesday More Than 900,000 COVID-19 Tests Conducted in Illinois To Date CHICAGO – Illinois reported 1,614 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 122,848. There were an additional 113 new deaths in the last day, with the total fatalities now more than 55,525. The […]

News Around Illinois – November 18, 2019

  Durbin Pushes For More Science Research Funding Senator Dick Durbin (D) Illinois wants to reverse a half-century decline in federal funding for science research with legislation he’s hoping will become part of the next budget. The Democrat supports bills to finance research in medicine, technology and agriculture with a mandatory five percent increase each […]