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The mobile home after the April 6 fire in the Timberline Mobile Home Park.

A 9-year-old has been charged with murdering 5 people in a mobile home fire

Authorities declined to identify the child, but the Woodford County coroner found the fire at the Timberline trailer park on April 6 was deliberate.
Woodfield Mall

A car crashed through a Sears in Woodfield Mall outside Chicago and kept driving, injuring at least 2 shoppers

A black SUV appears to have driven through a Sears into the Woodfield Mall outside Chicago, with police stating at least 2 people were injured.
Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spoke with "Pod Save America" about where the Democratic party has room for improvement.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez looks to repeat her own insurgent victory by endorsing progressive Democratic challenger in Illinois

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just endorsed her first primary challenger to a sitting House Democrat.
Riley Horner.

‘I try to think back, and I can’t’: Illinois teen loses memory every 2 hours after traumatic head injury

Riley Horner was accidentally kicked in the head on June 11, inducing seizures and memory loss. Months later, she believes it is still June 11.
Tina Jones is placed in handcuffs on Tuesday after being sentenced to 12 years in prison for a murder-for-hire plot.

A nurse was sentenced to 12 years in prison for paying $12,000 in bitcoin to have her former lover’s wife killed through a website that ended up...

Cops were tipped off to Tina Jones' plan thanks to journalists reporting on a story about the dark web for CBS News' "48 Hours."
A Cook County Sheriff's police car patrols the exterior of the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois, January 12, 2016.

Female jail workers and lawyers in Chicago allege inmates made a game of ‘masturbation attacks’, and they’re suing

The women allege that a prison gang orchestrated attacks on women, turning it into a game where higher points were awarded for prominent targets.
The family of a 91-year-old woman with dementia is suing her old nursing home over a video showing employees mocking her.

A Snapchat video shows Illinois nursing home aides taunting a 91-year-old patient with dementia

The video, uploaded last December, shows 91-year-old Margaret Collins waving away a hospital gown as the employees tossed it on top of her.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found 14 total students who followed the pattern of transferred guardianship between 2019 and 2018.

Wealthy parents are giving up custody of their children to get need-based financial aid from colleges: ‘It’s a scam’

Dozens of families in Chicago have reportedly been transferring guardianship of their children so they'll qualify for need-based financial aid.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) pause between answering questions during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on July 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Illinois GOP leaders posted a photo of 4 Democratic congresswomen and labeled it ‘The Jihad Squad’

The group's president, Mark Shaw, said in a statement over the weekend that the meme has been removed, and top state Republican leaders condemned the image.

A court ruled it was legal for guards to strip search female inmates and force them to remove their tampons in front of male officers for a ‘tra...

A court ruled it was legal for guards to call female inmates 'dirty b*tches' while strip-searching them in front of male correctional officers.