Highland Park shooter’s dad could face involuntary manslaughter charges: CNN legal analyst

Highland Park shooter’s dad could face involuntary manslaughter charges: CNN legal analyst

This post was originally published on this site According to CNN legal analyst Joey Jackson, the father of the Highland Park shooter could be facing serious criminal charges of his own after unrepentantly admitting that he helped arm his son despite knowing about his mental instability. In a recent interview,...

Read more
Highland Park gunman confessed to July 4th shooting, considered 2nd massacre in Madison, police say

Highland Park gunman confessed to July 4th shooting, considered 2nd massacre in Madison, police say

After a judge ordered accused Highland Park gunman Robert Crimo III held without bail at a hearing Wednesday, prosecutors and police in the Chicago suburb said Crimo had confessed to shooting dozens of people during Monday’s Fourth of July parade and had driven to Wisconsin afterward and contemplated a second mass shooting in Madison. The gunman killed at least seven people — the seventh victim was identified Wednesday as Eduardo Uvaldo, 69 — and some of his other two dozen victims are still hospitalized in critical condition.  
After fleeing the scene of Monday’s massacre disguised as a woman, Crimo, 21, went to his mother’s house, took her car, and drove 135 miles to Madison, Wisconsin, Lake County Major Crime Task Force spokesman Christopher Covelli said at a news conference. In Madison, he saw another Independence Day celebration and “seriously contemplated” firing on it with a second semiautomatic rifle, but instead he drove back to Illinois, where he was arrested, Covelli said. It isn’t clear yet why Crimo decided not to murder more people in Madison, he added, but it could be because he hadn’t done enough planning. 
Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said that once arrested, Crimo voluntarily confessed to the Highland Park shootings, even after being read his Miranda rights. Crimo reportedly said he fired three full 30-round magazines at the crowd, and 83 spent shell casings were recovered at the scene. He will face at least seven counts of first degree murder and other charges, Rinehart said, and if convicted, Crimo will spend his life in prison with no hope of parole.

Read more
6 takeaways from elections in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states

6 takeaways from elections in Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states

This post was originally published on this siteSome far-right Republicans win, while some election-deniers lose.

Read more
7 things to watch for in primaries in Colorado, Illinois and other states

7 things to watch for in primaries in Colorado, Illinois and other states

This post was originally published on this siteTuesday’s last round of primaries before the midterm election season takes a brief summer hiatus could be the last stand for a handful of high-profile incumbents facing challenges for their seats or clashing with each other to keep their places on Capitol Hill.

Read more
The 4 most interesting kinds of House primaries in 2022

The 4 most interesting kinds of House primaries in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteFewer competitive House districts means that some of 2022’s most consequential congressional elections are happening well before November. The real action in many districts is this spring and summer as Republican and Democratic candidates jockey for their parties’ nominations.

Read more
Former Illinois House speaker indicted on racketeering and bribery charges

Former Illinois House speaker indicted on racketeering and bribery charges

This post was originally published on this siteMichael J. Madigan, the former speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 22 federal charges related to racketeering, bribery and attempted extortion, prosecutors said.

Read more
Illinois appellate court rejects Democratic governor’s effort to maintain school mask mandate

Illinois appellate court rejects Democratic governor’s effort to maintain school mask mandate

This post was originally published on this siteAn Illinois appellate court on Thursday dismissed an effort by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker to keep an emergency school mask mandate in effect for the entire state.

Read more
Illinois, New York to join growing list of Democratic states rolling back mask mandates: COVID-19 updates

Illinois, New York to join growing list of Democratic states rolling back mask mandates: COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteAcross the country, indoor mask requirements in blue states are falling like dominoes as COVID cases drop rapidly. Live updates     

Read more
Ex-Education Secretary Duncan considers Chicago mayor bid

Ex-Education Secretary Duncan considers Chicago mayor bid

This post was originally published on this siteFormer Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is considering a bid to become mayor of Chicago in 2023, he told reporters this week.Duncan made the remarks while laying out a plan to remake the city’s police department, which he called “in crisis” after…

Read more
Everytown endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries

Everytown endorses Reps. McBath and Newman in primaries

This post was originally published on this siteEverytown for Gun Safety endorsed Democratic Reps. Lucy McBath and Marie Newman on Wednesday over the Democratic incumbents they’re challenging in two pivotal primaries of the 2022 election cycle.

Read more