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  • Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois

    Steven Salaita files lawsuit against the University of Illinois
    Controversial professor Steven Salaita, whose job offer at the University of Illinois was rescinded after he made anti-Israel comments on social media, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging that the university has violated the state's open records law. The...
  • Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow

    Newport News, Hampton property maintenance complaints grow
    Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article included incorrect information about the number of violations for properties owned by Joel and Delaine Fortune. The Fortunes had one property maintenance violation in the city of Hampton. On Oct. 1,...
  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-...
  • Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million

    Oak Lawn police shooting of suicidal man costs village $3 million
    Charles Petrishe was drunk and suicidal on the night his frantic wife called Oak Lawn police for help. The wife's 911 call and a video camera mounted on a police Taser recorded the chaos as two officers charged into the home minutes later with guns...
  • Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf

    Military Spotlight on the Bookshelf
    For this month’s roundup of new releases, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re spotlighting military history and books written by members of the armed forces. “The Early Morning of War” by Edward G. Longacre of Newport News....
  • Kane County clerk fined for using government Wi-Fi during campaign

     Kane County clerk fined for using government Wi-Fi during campaign
    Kane County Clerk Jack Cunningham pleaded guilty Thursday to violating the county's ethics ordinance for allowing the intermingling of private campaign activities with his public office. In a brief appearance in county branch court in St. Charles,...
  • Puckett's departure deconstructed: Senator resigning killed McAuliffe's secret Medicaid plan

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe had run out of options to pull off his marquee campaign promise to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Even a risky plan to circumvent the legislature had fallen apart. That's when the...
  • Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty

    Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty
    The captain of one of the Navy's premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women. Capt....
  • Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks

    Hampton's urban farmers receiving tax breaks
    HAMPTON — On a sunny June morning, the cattle at Willow Oak Farm nearly broke into a gallop as breakfast arrived on a flatbed wagon. Roughly two dozen cows nosed for position around Thomas "Tommy" Thompson as he spread bales of hay from the...
  • Elgin police officer on leave pending investigation into Facebook posts

    Elgin police officer on leave pending investigation into Facebook posts
    ELGIN — A Facebook page post apparently created by an Elgin police officer saying the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed a young man last month “did society a favor” has left the officer on administrative leave pending...
  • Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it

    Virginia court system keeping data secret – and keeping mum about it
    A compilation of court records from Virginia's court system that, among other things, shows patterns in plea deals and sentencing and delays between criminal incidents, arrests and prosecution is now being held secret by the office that administers the...