Two state lawmakers say the federal government has agreed to buy the unused Thomson Correctional Center for $165 million.State Sen. Mike Jacobs, D-East Moline, and Rep. Richard Morthland, R-Cordova, say Gov.
A jury has been seated in the terrorism trial of a Chicago man. The twelve jurors and 6 alternates chosen will be hearing the case against Tahawwur Rana who's accused of planning the Mumbai terror attack that killed 160 people.
Chicago's City Council is considering an ordinance to curb certain street activities. Alderman Jason Ervin of the 28th Ward wants to establish so-called "prostitution-free zones". These zones would be off-limits to people who have a history of prostitution-related activity.
Judge James Zagel is inviting Rod Blagojevich's attorneys to appeal his decisions - literally. He's denied almost every motion brought by the former governor's defense attorneys, and this week they've shown some frustration in court.
Judge Harry Leinenweber will continue calling potential jurors into his federal courtroom one at a time Wednesday morning. He’ll ask if they have strong feelings about the Islamic faith, muslims or terrorism charges. The judge wants to know if potential jurors can set aside prejudi