IllinoisTimes - Breaking News http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-139-1-breaking-news.html Wed, 23 Aug 17 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Six-plus years for UIS rapist http://illinoistimes.com/article-18976-six-plus-years-for-uis-rapist.html Six-plus years for UIS rapist
 Xuesong “Gary” Yang, a former University of Springfield Illinois counselor and recruiter who pleaded guilty to raping a student on her 17th birthday, is going to prison. “Mr. Yang is...]]>
It really is a sweatshop - AC absent at SJR http://illinoistimes.com/article-18924-it-really-is-a-sweatshop.html It really is a sweatshop - AC absent at SJR
Air conditioning at the State Journal Register went on the fritz more than a week ago, and with temperatures climbing to the high 90s in recent days, it’s still not fixed. Fans and Popsicles...]]>
Back in the saddle - Sherman hires former parks director http://illinoistimes.com/article-18899-back-in-the-saddle.html Back in the saddle - Sherman hires former parks director
The village of Sherman has hired Michael Stratton, former director of the Springfield Park District who departed the district under pressure four years ago. The Sherman board of trustees unanim...]]>
Suspend Kent Gray, lawyer disciplinary board says - Former LLCC trustee lied, practiced law without license, board determines http://illinoistimes.com/article-18828-suspend-kent-gray-lawyer-disciplinary-board-says.html Suspend Kent Gray, lawyer disciplinary board says - Former LLCC trustee lied, practiced law without license, board determines
The disciplinary arm of the Illinois Supreme Court has recommended that Kent Gray, a local politician and attorney for Southern View and Illiopolis, be suspended from practice for one year for lyin...]]>
Discrimination? - Cop suspended for fight files claim http://illinoistimes.com/article-18815-discrimination.html Discrimination? - Cop suspended for fight files claim
Samuel Rosario, the Springfield police officer charged with official misconduct and battery after fighting a man while on duty in February, has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Hum...]]>
Wild courthouse struggle in Logan County - Defense attorney helps subdue defendant http://illinoistimes.com/article-18802-wild-courthouse-struggle-in-logan-county.html Wild courthouse struggle in Logan County - Defense attorney helps subdue defendant
James Grimaldi, a Lincoln lawyer, got a continuance the hard way on Wednesday when he helped subdue a defendant in the Logan County courthouse who ended up in an ambulance A courthouse security...]]>
Enough stuff? - Lincoln papers suspending search http://illinoistimes.com/article-18776-enough-stuff.html Enough stuff? - Lincoln papers suspending search
 The Papers of Abraham Lincoln Project is shutting down the search for documents at the national archives in Washington, D.C., where the bulk of papers related to the Great Emancipator have be...]]>
Yang pleads guilty to rape - Sentencing set for Aug. 8 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18765-yang-pleads-guilty-to-rape.html Yang pleads guilty to rape - Sentencing set for Aug. 8
Xuesong “Gary” Yang, who once worked as a recruiter of foreign students for the University of Illinois Springfield, has quietly pleaded guilty to raping a 17-year-old Chinese student. The g...]]>
IPA president resigns - Quits after contest rigging exposed http://illinoistimes.com/article-18748-ipa-president-resigns.html IPA president resigns - Quits after contest rigging exposed
Dennis DeRossett, president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Press Association, has resigned. The resignation announced today by the press association comes after Illinois Times revea...]]>
SoS won't say if agency knew about criminal past - Claims can't talk about personnel issues http://illinoistimes.com/article-18631-sos-wont-say-if-agency-knew-about-criminal-past.html SoS won't say if agency knew about criminal past - Claims can't talk about personnel issues
The administration of Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White won’t say whether the agency knew that Candace Wanzo had pleaded guilty to stealing more than $230,000 from Southern Illinois Univers...]]>
Secretary of State official placed on leave - Investigation underway http://illinoistimes.com/article-18630-secretary-of-state-official-placed-on-leave.html Secretary of State official placed on leave - Investigation underway
Candace Wanzo, a high-ranking official in the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, is under investigation by the office’s inspector general and has been placed on paid leave. The nature of...]]>
“You’ve always got respect down here” - Springfield officer returned to scene of fight http://illinoistimes.com/article-18478-%25E2%2580%259Cyou%25E2%2580%2599ve-always-got-respect-down-here%25E2%2580%259D.html “You’ve always got respect down here” - Springfield officer returned to scene of fight
In the wake of a fight with a 19-year-old man who had insulted him, Springfield police officer Samuel Rosario returned to the scene and took responsibility.Rosario was greeted like a friend by Robert...]]>
Inmate dies after suicide attempt - Found in cell on March 18 http://illinoistimes.com/article-18477-inmate-dies-after-suicide-attempt.html Inmate dies after suicide attempt - Found in cell on March 18
A Sangamon County jail inmate has died after an apparent suicide attempt. Tiffany A. Rusher, 27, was rushed to St. John’s Hospital after she was found in her cell at 3:45 p.m. on March 18, acc...]]>
Blow by blow - Man who fought cop says adversary deserves promotion http://illinoistimes.com/article-18426-blow-by-blow.html Blow by blow - Man who fought cop says adversary deserves promotion
On East Stuart Street, the Feb. 27 fist fight between Officer Samuel Rosario and Robert Humes seems common knowledge.“He’s down the street,” says a man working on a car in...]]>
Lovelace takes the stand in his own defense http://illinoistimes.com/article-18395-lovelace-takes-the-stand-in-his-own-defense.html Lovelace takes the stand in his own defense
  The second the defense called Curtis Lovelace to take the stand, chatter emanated from a courtroom gallery that has been all but silent throughout this murder trial. Walking a thin line between...]]>
Lovelace found not guilty http://illinoistimes.com/article-18397-lovelace-found-not-guilty.html Lovelace found not guilty
After two hours and 20 minutes of deliberating, a jury found Curtis Lovelace not guilty in the murder of his wife, Cory. In an emotional mix of jubilation and sorrow, the verdict was the final destina...]]>