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High-stakes sports gambler charged in $9.6M fraud, faces 20 years in prison

A high-stakes sports gambler from Illinois, who was depicted on social media going all-in on a lavish lifestyle with private jets and sports cars, has been charged with defrauding an investor out of $9.6 million.

Illinois drunk driver crashes into cop car already engaged in separate traffic stop

A drunk driver in Illinois was arrested Wednesday night after crashing into the back of a police cruiser that was already engaged in another traffic stop, law enforcement said. 

Soldier killed in Arizona ‘free fall’ exercise is 3rd military fatality from Chicago area in less than 2 weeks

U.S. Army officials have identified the soldier who was killed in Arizona on Tuesday during a “free fall” parachute training exercise.

American Airlines LA-to-Chicago flight diverted to Albuquerque over unruly passenger: report

American Airlines said Wednesday a Los Angeles-to-Chicago flight was forced to divert to Albuquerque because of a disruptive passenger, according to a report.

Tom Homan responds to Illinois county releasing illegal immigrants with criminal records: ‘That’s just stupid’

Former acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] Thomas Homan fired back at leadership in Cook County, Illinois, for releasing illegal immigrants who’ve been accused of crimes, after ICE officials said the county denied more than 1,000 detainer requests in fiscal year 2019 alone.

DeVos says Trump administration is combating staggering number of homeless students

The Trump administration is working to combat the homeless crisis in schools by introducing more and better opportunities for students to achieve their fullest potential, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said Saturday. 

Illinois Uber driver imprisoned for abusing passenger to face trial after allegedly trying to ‘silence’ victim

An Illinois former Uber driver who was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for sexually abusing a passenger will stand trial this week on charges that he also tried to hire someone to “hurt or silence” the victim, according to a report.

Illinois lieutenant governor among first to buy legal pot as new law takes effect

The New Year saw a host of new laws going into effect across the nation, and Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton took full advantage by being one of the first in line at a marijuana dispensary now that recreational use of the substance is legal in her state.

Rod Blagojevich: Abraham Lincoln would’ve been impeached by today’s Democrats

Former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, himself impeached and now serving a 14-year term in federal prison for corruption, said in a new op-ed that today’s House Democrats would have impeached one of America’s most storied presidents — Abraham Lincoln.

Illinois governor pardons more than 11,000 marijuana convictions to ring in 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted tens of thousands of pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses on Tuesday.

Illinois governor pardons more than 11,000 marijuana convictions to ring in 2020

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker granted tens of thousands of pardons for people convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses on Tuesday.