Daily Egyptian

Illinois Supreme Court again upholds conviction of Drew Peterson for murder of his third wife

Illinois Supreme Court again upholds conviction of Drew Peterson for murder of his third wife

By Matthew Walberg | Chicago Tribune

January 19, 2018


Filed under State

Drew Peterson's options for getting a new trial for the 2004 murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, have grown thinner after the Illinois Supreme Court on Friday declined to rehear his appeal.

Read more »

Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

Earlier abduction attempt reported on day Chinese scholar went missing at U. of I.

By Jason Meisner and Dawn Rhodes | Chicago Tribune

January 17, 2018


Filed under State

The young University of Illinois graduate student was walking to a bus stop one morning last June when a clean-cut man wearing aviator sunglasses pulled up in a black sedan and flashed a badge.

Read more »

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

Rauner tours Lincoln prison, touts reforms helping female inmates

By Brenden Moore | The State Journal-Register

January 16, 2018


Filed under State

The governor said the reforms, which seek to create female-specific programs and address the unique challenges that female offenders face, have set a new national standard for criminal justice reform.

Read more »

Illinois evaluating Medicaid work requirement

Illinois evaluating Medicaid work requirement

By Doug Finke | The State Journal-Register

January 12, 2018


Filed under State

State Medicaid officials said Thursday they are still reviewing new federal guidelines that allow states to implement work requirements for able-bodied adults to receive Medicaid benefits.

Read more »

Chicago City Council considers ‘Textalyzer’ to catch texting drivers

Chicago City Council considers ‘Textalyzer’ to catch texting drivers

By Elizabeth Donald | Belleville News-Democrat

January 12, 2018


Filed under State

Tech company Cellebrite has developed a hand-held device called a Textalyzer, which can determine if the driver was using a cellphone at the time of the accident.

Read more »

The student news site of Southern Illinois University