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3 charged with clashing with cops in separate Jan. 6 cases

Feb. 02, 2023 17:16 PM EST

Three men have been arrested on accusations that they clashed with police officers during separate incidents at the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against men from Vermont, Illinois and...

Iowa voids Illini students' tickets when it discovers prank

Feb. 02, 2023 12:22 PM EST

It would have been a great college prank, but the Iowa athletic department crushed it. The Illinois student spirit group “Orange Krush” had its order for 200 tickets to the men's basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday canceled Wednesday after Iowa discovered the...

Moore's 25 help Murray State take down Belmont 83-82

Feb. 01, 2023 23:39 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Brian Moore Jr.'s 25 points helped Murray State defeat Belmont 83-82 on Wednesday night. Moore added six rebounds and five assists for the Racers (13-10, 8-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Kenny White Jr. scored 14 points and added six rebounds. Rob Perry scored 13...

Illinois State wins 68-62 in OT against UIC

Feb. 01, 2023 22:51 PM EST

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Darius Burford scored 18 points and Kendall Lewis added four points in overtime as Illinois State took down UIC 68-62 on Wednesday night. Burford went 9 of 14 from the field for the Redbirds (10-14, 5-8 Missouri Valley Conference). Luke Kasubke was 4 of 8...

Disbarred, bankrupt lawyer Girardi charged with client theft

Feb. 01, 2023 20:23 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disgraced ex-lawyer Tom Girardi, once celebrated for winning massive settlements, has been indicted by federal grand juries in Los Angeles and Chicago on charges he stole more than $18 million from clients, prosecutors announced Wednesday. The charges are the...

Maryland snaps No. 21 Indiana's 5-game streak with 66-55 win

Feb. 01, 2023 00:31 AM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kevin Willard's team made another statement on the court, then the Maryland coach spoke out about his group's chances of making the NCAA Tournament. Let the lobbying begin. “I feel we're getting punished because we played two bad games....

Illinois pulls away midway through 2nd, beats Nebraska 72-56

Jan. 31, 2023 21:39 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Matthew Mayer scored 16 points to lead four in double figures as Illinois beat Nebraska 72-56 on Tuesday night. Illinois (16-6, 7-4 Big Ten) has won seven of its last eight games while Nebraska (10-13, 3-9) has lost four straight. Illinois...

Appeals court upholds restraining order on Illinois gun ban

Jan. 31, 2023 18:53 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois appellate court on Tuesday upheld a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the state's three-week-old law banning semiautomatic weapons, enacted largely in response to the mass shooting at an Independence Day parade in the Chicago suburb of Highland...

Judge drops R. Kelly sex-abuse charges at prosecutor's wish

Jan. 31, 2023 11:50 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge dismissed sex-abuse charges against R&B singer R. Kelly on Tuesday based on the recommendation of a Chicago prosecutor. The hearing lasted just minutes and came a day after Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said she was comfortable dropping the case...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 31, 2023 07:16 AM EST

Chicago Tribune. January 24, 2023. Editorial: A week’s paid leave? What took Illinois so long? Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he intends to sign a bill, passed by Illinois’ Democratic-controlled General Assembly, that would require employers to offer an hour of paid...