Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberating Wednesday in the trial of a Chicago man accused of helping terrorists.When the jurors start deliberating, they'll be asking what Tahawwur Rana knew. Did he know he was supporting a terrorist group in Pakistan?
In this story produced by Curie Youth Radio, Gloria Diaz contemplates responding to her brother, who's been serving time at 26th and California in Chicago for being an accomplice to an attempted murder.
Deirdre Battaglia was the first female warden in an Illinois men’s maximum security prison. She retired in 2007 as Chief of Assessment and Programs for Maximum Security Prisons. And after a career in the corrections field she has some ideas about prisoners and rehabilitation.
Given the way legislators can spar, it’s hard to imagine anything passing in Springfield without some debate. But that’s just what happened with Andrea’s Law when it made its way through the Illinois Senate.
Prosecutors are expected to resume their questioning of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday. He was on the stand answering their questions all day Monday. Spectators hoping to catch some of the fireworks arrived at 5 a.m. to get tickets inside the courtroom.