House Impeachment Inquiry

House Democrats Unveil 2 Articles Of Impeachment Against Trump

Updated at 2:33 p.m. ET House Democrats unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning, charging him with abuse of power in the Ukraine affair and obstruction of Congress. Read the articles of impeachment here . The text recounts the findings of the House's investigation into Trump's dealings this year with Ukraine and, among other charges, says Trump "has betrayed the nation by abusing his high office to enlist a foreign power in corrupting democratic...

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The University of Phoenix is paying a record $191 million to settle a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission, which had accused the for-profit university of using deceptive ads to lure students to the school with the promise of future job opportunities with large companies such as AT&T, Adobe, Twitter, Microsoft, and Yahoo!

The settlement includes a plan to cancel $141 million in student debts that are owed to the school by people who enrolled from October of 2012 through the end of 2016 – the period in which the FTC says prospective students might have been duped.

A newly released watchdog report on how the FBI carried out the Russia investigation offers something for everyone.

The report, the work of Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, found that the FBI had ample evidence to open the investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign and its links to Russia. For Democrats, that was long-awaited vindication.

Republicans seized on the report's sharp criticism of the FBI, which suffered from "serious performance failures" as it pursued surveillance warrants against one of Trump's campaign advisers, Carter Page.

Marcus gets a clean, unfettered sound from both his band and his instrument on his new album. Trio Plus is crisp, tight and varied — with more good melodies than we can dip into.

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Carbondale Police Investigating Retail Theft.

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Carbondale Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in a retail theft on December 3rd  at about 5:00 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods located at 1250 East Main Street in Carbondale.  The suspects, pictured on our website,  concealed merchandise and fled the store in a grey colored Dodge Charger in an unknown direction of travel.   The vehicle did not display any registration plates.  Anyone with information about the suspects’ identities or the incident is encouraged to contact the police department at 618-457-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 618-549-COPS. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

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The chairs of the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry are holding a press conference to unveil the articles of impeachment against President Trump. Watch their remarks live.

Illinois is in a precarious position when it comes to the 2020 census. The count determines congressional representation, and the state is at risk for losing up to two seats.

Central and southern Illinois appear most vulnerable to losing a congressional seat, which is why it’s especially important to make sure everyone participates, according to Anita Banerji, director of the Democracy Initiative with Forefront Illinois. The Chicago-based civic engagement nonprofit has been working to ensure an accurate count.

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is answering lawmakers' questions about his report on the Russia investigation, which was released on Monday. Watch the hearing live.

Bringing a university presence to the downtown area has been under discussion for years.  But the latest concept dwarfs what has been on the drawing board previously. 

Likely more than 100,000 Illinoisans will lose food stamps under a rule change finalized by President Donald’s Trump administration this week. 

The non-profit Centerstone, which offers substance abuse and mental health treatment, sponsored a workshop on getting families involved in the substance-abuse treatment process recently.

SIU System Has A New President.

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The SIU Board of Trustees, meeting at the Carbondale Campus on Thursday,  voted to appoint Daniel Mahony as the next President of the SIU System.

At a news conference on Thursday,  Mahony said that declining enrollment, while a big issue at SIU, is common at  90 percent of Universities all across the United States, and that he would make it a top priority.

The Illinois State Board of Education today amended emergency rules that had banned the use of certain physical restraints in schools. Those rules had been enacted two weeks ago in response to an investigation published by the Chicago Tribune and ProPublica documenting thousands of incidents where children with special needs were put into seclusion rooms at school.

 

The board had reacted to that report by banning not only seclusion rooms, but also the use of prone and supine physical restraints, which can make it difficult for children to breathe or communicate normally. 

 

Kevin Rubenstein, president of the Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education, says those new rules had ripple effects.

The Western Illinois University Board of Trustees has held 11 public forums on campus and in the community to gather input about the search for the school's 12th president.

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