Growing sympathy for defense arguments, seeming confusion within the team of federal prosecutors, and a disgruntled judge are among the signs that key portions of the corruption case against former Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL) might be at risk of unraveling.
The Macomb School District is not saying much about the federal civil lawsuit filed against it and two of its administrators. But that’s not stopping members of the community from speaking out about it.
A Civil War soldier from Lewistown, Illinois and his wife regularly communicated during the war by writing each other letters. Their correspondence is the subject of a new book that offers a different perspective of the War Between the States.
McDonough County State's Attorney Matt Kwacala told Tri States Public Radio there will be an investigation of the McDonough County Sheriff's Office following the release of 911 audio recording detailing a reckless driving complaint against the sheriff from April of last year.
A judge in Rock Island will hear a civil lawsuit against the Macomb School District, its high school principal, and the high school assistant principal. Two former students are asking for a jury to award them $10 million.
A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge for allegedly taking a compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, the city circuit attorney's office said Thursday.
Five of the Democrats running for Illinois governor met at a debate Wednesday night in Springfield. Among the prime topics was House Speaker Michael Madigan's handing of harassment in his political organization.
Donald Rients is a technical worker for State Farm Insurance. He lives in Benson, which is in Woodford County. Rients first ran for Congress in 2015 when the 18th District seat was vacant following the resignation of Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL). Rients lost the special Republican primary election to Darin LaHood.
Darin LaHood (R-IL) is the current congressman serving the 18th District in western and central Illinois. He won a special primary and special election in 2015 to replace Congressman Aaron Schock (R-IL), who resigned from office. LaHood won his first full term in the November, 2016 election.
Brian Deters grew up in Quincy. He taught social studies at Morton High School before his wife was transferred to Switzerland for her job with Caterpillar. He said the family has lived in Switzerland for the past five years but is in the process of moving back to Illinois.
Darrel Miller describes himself as a lifelong farmer from western McLean County. He said he can draw from a lifetime of business experience to address issues. Miller was the Democratic nominee for the 18th Congressional District in 2014. He lost in the general election to Republican Aaron Schock.
Bryan Baca was born and raised in Bushnell. He now lives in Macomb. He is the only candidate of the three who does not currently work at the sheriff's office. But he said he has worked with most of the employees on staff from his time as a K-9 trainer and has the experience necessary in law enforcement and corrections to lead the department.
Justin Lundgren is a detective with the McDonough County Sheriff's Department. Lundgren moved to Macomb from Tennessee, IL. He said his 25 year tenure with the sheriff’s department makes him qualified to be sheriff.
Nick Petitgout is the Chief Deputy at the McDonough County Sheriff's Department, which means he is second in command. Petitgout said he does not plan to implement any major changes to the office if he is elected. Rather, he would like to continue the practices in place.
150 years ago – on February 24, 1868 – the U.S. House voted along party lines to impeach Democratic President Andrew Johnson. To mark Presidents' Day this year, TSPR talked to a couple historians about Johnson and other presidents who faced impeachment.
IowaWorks will hold a targeted job fair Friday, Feb. 16 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at Comfort Inn & Suites in Fort Madison. The workforce development agency said it will only be open to employees who were laid off last month from Siemens-Gamesa’s wind turbine blade manufacturing plant in Fort Madison.
McDonough County Sheriff Rick VanBrooker said he suffers from vertigo and he blamed the condition for the erratic driving that is the subject of a 911 complaint phoned in against him last spring. Tri States Public Radio reported the story last week, and this week TSPR talked to a medical professional to learn more about vertigo.
Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to unveil his fourth budget proposal Wednesday in a speech to the General Assembly. Illinois lawmakers enacted a budget for one of the three years he's been in office.