• Pope’s blood on display in Peoria

    by  • November 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A vial of Pope John Paul II’s blood will be on display in Peoria next week. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports the vial is encased in a gold book of the Gospels and will be displayed Monday at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Bishop Daniel R. Jenky will celebrate an accompanying mass. The former pope who...

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    Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal

    by  • November 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Prosecutors have filed a response to Rod Blagojevich’s corruption conviction appeal. The 169-page government filing submitted late Tuesday urges the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reject the imprisoned former governor’s request for a new trial. Defense lawyers filed the appeal on the Illinois democrat’s behalf in July. It asks the Chicago-based appellate...

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    Rutherford calls for strategic planning, would consider reopening Tamms

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    Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is renewing a call for more “strategic planning” to be put in place for the state’s major prisons and mental health centers. Rutherford is one of four republicans running for governor and spoke during a campaign news conference in Springfield Wednesday. He says previous governors have “abruptly” closed state...

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