Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race
In this March 26, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, is seen at the state Capitol in Springfield. Bost is challenging Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Bill Enyart in the November election in what is shaping up to be one of the nation's most competitive House races.
The Photos On My Father's Prison Wall
Yesterday, on the eve of the thirteenth anniversary of 9/11, I received an email from my father saying that the photos affixed to the walls of his prison cell were ripped down and called "contraband" by the officer who took them. My father is a political prisoner, convicted of terrorism charges in the vacuum of post-9/11 hysteria and incarcerated at a federal prison in southern Illinois-all under allegations stemming from his indisputable philanthropic work.
Marion Students Learn and Grow in Outdoor Lab
Students at a Williamson County grade school are taking their lessons outdoors. Washington Elementary School in Marion has an outdoor learning lab where students help maintain a flower and vegetable garden.
Illinois woman gets 75 years for father's murder
MARION – A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for soliciting and aiding in the 2011 murder of her father.