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Nation Feb 24R. Kelly still jailed in lieu of bond payment
R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, remained jailed in Chicago on Sunday in lieu of a $100,000 bond payment that would allow him to go free pending his sex abuse trial.
Nation Feb 23R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing
R. Kelly was ordered jailed on $1 million bond Saturday at his first court hearing since the R&B star was charged with sexually abusing four people, including three minors, in a case that seemed likely to produce another #MeToo trial…
Nation Jan 18Former Chicago officer sentenced to more than 6 years for Laquan McDonald murder
Jason Van Dyke was sentenced for second-degree murder. The case stemmed from the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Nation Oct 05Jury convicts Chicago officer of 2nd-degree murder in shooting of Laquan McDonald
A jury on Friday convicted white Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke of second-degree murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Politics Sep 04Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won’t seek 3rd term
"This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a job for a lifetime," Emanuel said in remarks released by his office.
Nation Aug 15WATCH: U.S., Mexico announces new plans on cartels
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will hold a news conference at 3 p.m. ET today. Watch their remarks here.
Politics Aug 03With scant record, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh elusive on abortion
The big question about Kavanaugh's view on abortion remains unanswered: whether he would vote to overturn Roe. He'll almost certainly decline to answer when he is asked directly at his confirmation hearing.
Nation Jun 28U.S. judge orders immediate release of detained Brazilian boy
CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago on Thursday ordered the U.S. government to release a 9-year-old Brazilian boy who was separated from his mother at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that their continued separation “irreparably harms them both.” Judge Manish…
Nation Jul 05Abner Mikva, liberal voice from Illinois, dies at 90
CHICAGO — Abner Mikva, an influential liberal from Illinois who served in all three branches of government as a congressman, federal judge and adviser to President Bill Clinton has died. He was 90.
Nation Jun 22Ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert starts prison term
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrived at a Minnesota prison on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a hush-money case involving revelations that the Illinois Republican sexually abused at least four boys when he coached wrestling at an…