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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Mar. 19, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. March 18, 2024. Editorial: Here’s a step lawmakers can take to protect children from online abuse Third-party software can help parents and guardians intervene if their children are victims of cyberbullying or other online harm. But not all social...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Mar. 12, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. March 8, 2024. Editorial: Demand the truth Remember when John McCain and Barack Obama stuck to the issues during their presidential run? A grassroots organization wants to see that type of campaigning again. Associated Press ...

A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot

Mar. 03, 2024 14:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election. Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado...

Ex-Illinois lawmaker abruptly pleads guilty to fraud and money laundering, halting federal trial

Feb. 15, 2024 19:48 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate William “Sam” McCann abruptly pleaded guilty on Thursday to nine felony counts of wire fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, halting his federal corruption trial over misusing up to $550,000 in campaign...

Former Illinois legislator convicted of filing false tax returns, other charges

Feb. 13, 2024 15:40 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a former Illinois state senator of tax-related charges that include filing false individual tax returns for two years. Jurors in Chicago deliberated for about eight hours over two days before convicting former state Sen. Annazette Collins...

Trump's presidential bid hangs in the balance in a Supreme Court case that's broken new legal ground

Feb. 07, 2024 20:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fate of former President Donald Trump’s attempt to return to the White House is in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. On Thursday, the justices will hear arguments in Trump’s appeal of a Colorado Supreme Court ruling that he is not eligible to run again...

Imprisoned mom wins early release but same relief blocked for some other domestic violence survivors

Feb. 06, 2024 17:46 PM EST

LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — Women stream into the courtroom and sit shoulder to shoulder, coats bunched and bags on laps. Crystal Martinez, a human trafficking survivor, enters accompanied by a guard. Her face breaks into a teary smile at the sight of benches full of supporters. Martinez,...

Hospitalization delays start of ex-Illinois state senator's federal fraud trail

Feb. 05, 2024 18:31 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The federal wire fraud and money laundering trial against William “Sam” McCann was delayed Monday after court officials learned that the former Illinois state senator was hospitalized over the weekend. McCann, 54, who waged a third-party campaign for...

Illinois high court hands lawmakers a rare pension-overhaul victory

Jan. 19, 2024 18:42 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court on Friday endorsed the consolidation of local police and firefighter pension systems, a rare victory in a yearslong battle to find an answer to the state's besieged retirement accounts. The court's unanimous opinion rejected...