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  • Prosecutors free inmate in pivotal Illinois death penalty case

    Prosecutors free inmate in pivotal Illinois death penalty case
    Rewriting a key chapter in Illinois' death penalty history, Cook County prosecutors Thursday threw out the murder and manslaughter conviction of Alstory Simon, whose videotaped confession unraveled one of the state's most pivotal wrongful convictions,...
  • Prosecutor returning to U.S. attorney's office as Fardon's top assistant

     Prosecutor returning to U.S. attorney's office as Fardon's top assistant
    A former veteran federal prosecutor who was part of the team that won the conviction of former Gov. George Ryan will become the top assistant to U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon. Joel Levin, who has been in private practice since leaving the U.S. attorney'...
  • Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney quits, cites possible retaliation over Rauner article

    Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney quits, cites possible retaliation over Rauner article
    Longtime Chicago Sun-Times political reporter Dave McKinney resigned from the newspaper Wednesday, saying he was pulled from his beat by "bosses" of the paper's editor and publisher Jim Kirk and was placed under what he described as "house arrest" as...
  • Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state

    Tinley Park to purchase Mental Health Center from state
    Tinley Park trustees have agreed to purchase the multimillion-dollar former Mental Health Center to maintain control over one of the largest vacant properties in Cook County, officials said. Mayor Ed Zabrocki said he individually polled Village Board...
  • Wanted: A public corruption buster

    Wanted: A public corruption buster
    "It's time that Illinois' highest legal official takes an active, hands-on role in cleaning up government. That's what people expect of their leaders and elected officials. And I will not let them down." — Lisa Madigan, candidate for attorney...
  • State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport

    State acquires Will County airfield in step toward new large airport
    The state has paid $34 million to acquire a private airfield in Will County that occupies a small part of the almost 6,000-acre footprint that is envisioned as the first phase of a large commercial airport to be built in the south suburbs, officials...
  • Probe into famed Anthony Porter case nearly done

    Probe into famed Anthony Porter case nearly done
    After close to 10 months of work, Cook County prosecutors are nearing the end of their reinvestigation into one of Illinois' most pivotal wrongful conviction cases, with a decision expected within weeks that could rewrite a key chapter in the state's...
  • Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone

     Quinn asks for ideas on how to open third airport in Peotone
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn’s next move to open a potential third airport in the south suburbs is a call for private developers, air carriers and would-be tenants to gather for a forum next month with state transportation officials to...
  • Man convicted 2nd time in 1983 slaying gets life in prison

    Man convicted 2nd time in 1983 slaying gets life in prison
    A man twice previously sentenced to death has been given natural life in prison for the 1983 murder and robbery of a tavern owner and the shooting of a waitress, according to prosecutors and court records. James Harris, 61, accused of killing Jesse...
  • Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans

    Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans
    When Bruce Rauner's campaign fund injected $750,000 to the Illinois Republican Party this month, it was another illustration of how the GOP governor candidate has become more than just a big name on the fall ballot. The wealthy equity investor from...
  • Willis Clan back in 'Talent' spotlight

    Willis Clan back in 'Talent' spotlight
    The Willis Clan returns to television tonight to compete in the quarterfinal rounds of “America’s Got Talent,” but they’ve been plenty busy since the last time they appeared on the show. The 12-member, all-sibling band from...