Shannon Vincel of Springfield, Missouri, will be laid to rest Tuesday. The breast cancer patient was sitting outside the guest quarters of Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion, Illinois on Aug. 15 when she was struck in the head with an unknown object by a man, the Zion Police department said in a press release. She sustained severe head trauma and died the following night at Condell Medical Center, where she was transported by Zion Fire/Rescue. She was 46.
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs recalls the exact moment in late 2005 that then-Sen. Barack Obama, a newly elected senator from Illinois, began shifting his thinking about running for president in 2008 from an emphatic "no" to "maybe."
Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk criticized President Barack Obama for delivering money to the Iranian government in coordination with the release of Americans being held prisoner there -- saying he was "acting like the drug dealer in chief."
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is four years into a 14-year sentence imposed after he was convicted of corruption in two separate trials, appeared at a federal resentencing hearing Tuesday via closed-circuit television.
A federal judge Tuesday upheld former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. Blagojevich was originally sentenced in 2011 following his conviction for trying to exchange an appointment to President Barack Obama's old US Senate seat for campaign cash. An appeals court ordered a resentencing after striking down five of his 18 convictions.
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