Attorneys asked federal judge James Zagel to throw out the conviction of William Cellini. The Springfield businessman was convicted just two weeks ago in connection with fundraising for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Chicago Public Schools is ratcheting up its response to a Chicago Teachers Unions lawsuit over recent teacher firings. CPS and the union were in appellate court today. The district is appealing a federal judge's October decision that the district improperly fired more than 700 tenured teachers.