'Caylee's Law' petition calls for establishing two new federal offenses: failure of a parent to notify authorities of a missing child within 24 hours and failure to report a child's death within one hour. The online drive comes amid public anger over the Casey Anthony verdict.
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich may not have wanted to risk putting the fiery former Illinois governor on the stand, or they may think they have the case locked up.
Cities are passing laws restricting where sex offenders can live, forcing many to move into high-density clusters. But Somer Thompson's neighborhood was not one of them.
Ousted governor pleaded not guilty to federal charges on Tuesday, as political watchdogs tally cost of state's long history of graft and cronyism.
Illinois' ex-governor asserts his innocence, saying he'll 'fight in the courts' to clear his name.
Blagojevich's replacement, known as populist with an unassuming manner, has inherited a state government in crisis.
In the Illinois governor’s corruption case, the law gives prosecutor the edge, analysts say.
An impeachment probe is under way in the Illinois House. A petition is also before the state’s high court.