Less than 12 hours after Raymond “Rick” Gee, his wife Ruth and three of their children were beaten to death with a tire iron, Christopher Harris answered a booty call from a girlfriend.
It took just two weeks to try mass killer Richard Speck in a Peoria courtroom in 1967. Forty-six years later in a courtroom adjacent to the one where Speck was convicted after less than an hour of deliberations, it took a full week simply to pick a jury in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, who stands accused of slaughtering a family of five.
A prospective juror in the murder trial of Christopher Harris dropped a miniature bombshell this afternoon. Asked by the presiding judge whether she had heard any thing about the case, the woma
Calvin Christian III was jailed Thursday for the second time in a week after he failed to produce required financial paperwork in connection with a collection action by the City of Springfield. S
Sangamon County state's attorney says that he will not prosecute City Water, Light and Power workers who illicitly cut down a tree last year. "This is a CWLP employee matter, not a matte
When the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice was created in 2006, the state’s youth prisons held 1,500 juvenile offenders. Today, there are fewer than 900 kids behind bars in Illinois juveni
Two doctors stood on opposing sides as the Illinois Senate was preparing to vote on legalizing medical marijuana.Dr. Dora Dixie, an addiction specialist from Chicago, argues that marijuana is highly a
Kevin Greene of Springfield still remembers getting his first bicycle as a child. “It took me a long time to figure out how to ride a bike, but once I learned, I never looked back,” Greene
A former Sangamon County sheriff's deputy recently acquitted on charges of stealing plants from a Sherman park is suspected of shoplifting but not arrested.