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US appeals court upholds Illinois campaign finance limits

Sep. 13, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld Illinois' campaign contribution limits. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the limits set in a 2009 law do not violate First Amendment free-speech rights . Illinois Liberty PAC filed a lawsuit in 2012. It challenged the...

Kim Kardashian visits Trump to talk prison reform

Sep. 5, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality television star Kim Kardashian West, who successfully pushed President Donald Trump to grant a pardon for a drug offender earlier this year, returned to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting with senior aides as part of the administration's efforts on criminal justice reform....

Schock corruption case being moved _ possibly to Chicago

Aug. 30, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department is transferring former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's public corruption case in central Illinois to a new prosecutorial team in another judicial district, prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday, two weeks after the trial judge was bumped from all of his criminal...