Friday Mar 7
Daughter of ex-Obama pastor guilty in fraud scheme
A federal jury on Friday convicted the daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright of money laundering and making false statements in connection with the alleged misuse of a grant from the state of Illinois.
Rev. Wright's daughter stands trial on state grant scam allegations
The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the ex-pastor of President Barack Obama, stood trial Tuesday on federal charges of laundering thousands of dollars from a $1.25 million state grant for a Chicago-based job-training program for African Americans and Latinos.
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Southland leaders press for casino
Southland leaders made their case Monday night to host a casino, one of five that could be established around Illinois if a gambling expansion bill being considered in Springfield becomes law.