Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says Rod Blagojevich’s conviction on federal corruption charges Monday shows a need for more state government reform.Quinn says Illinois has taken strides to lift ethics standards since Blagojevich’s 2008 arrest.
Jurors who convicted Rod Blagojevich on 17 corruption charges on Monday said they did not buy the ex-Illinois governor's argument that his scheming was just talk.Jurors said the charges that were were most clear cut had wire tapped phone calls as evidence.Those calls show Blagojevich scheming to pro
Today marks the 31st anniversary of the massacre at Syria's infamous Tadmor Prison. In 1980, hundreds of political prisoners were killed there after a failed assassination attempt on then-president Hafez al-Assad.
State and local law enforcement agencies cannot opt out of a federal program that uses the agencies' fingerprint samples to enforce U.S. immigration laws, according to federal officials.On June 1, New York Gov.
Chicago’s top cop Garry McCarthy has been criticized for recent comments he made about gun control in a predominately black parish. Race relations were a factor when the City of Chicago first implemented a hand gun registry in 1968.
The jury found Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 of the 20 counts in his corruption retrial.Blagojevich was found guilty on all 11 of the counts pertaining to the attempted "sale" of President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate seat in 2008.
Gay pride supporters are recovering after tires were slashed on 51 of the 70 or so pride parade floats on Sunday. The majority of floats were being kept in a South Side warehouse that had no overnight security or cameras.