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Arkansas, US

Map: Severe storms with damaging winds and large hail possible Wednesday afternoon over the US Plains and Midwest - NWS

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appeals reinstated 14-year prison sentence - Sun-Times

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gun control

Gun control group backed by Gabby Giffords endorses Republican Sens. Pat Toomey, Mark Kirk in reelection bids - The HIll

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Judge says he will not reduce former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-year sentence for corruption conviction - @dsplacko

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Federal prosecutor says former Illinois Gov. Blagojevich has shown no signs of rehabilitation in prison; says letters from fellow inmates echo success in government, that he can get people to like him - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Attorney for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asks for 5 year sentence, says: 'We believe he's ready to come home' - @dsplacko

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich: 'When I left home I knew what my responsibility was, it was to do my time in prison with obedience and humility' - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich speaks at resentencing hearing: 'I regret those mistakes and judgments. And I'm sorry. I wish I could find a way to turn the clock back' - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Attorney Leonard Goodman says former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is a 'model inmate with no disciplinary infractions' - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Attorney Leonard Goodman tells judge that former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is 'a different man from the man that appeared before you in 2011' - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Attorney Leonard Goodman: Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich 'never took a bribe. He never took a gift from a political supporter. Or a political patron' - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Case is 'no longer about selling his office for personal gain,' former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lawyer says. - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich appears in Chicago court for his resentencing via video from Colorado federal prison - @TinaSfon

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Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich corruption case

Photo: Patti Blagojevich and family enter Dirksen US Courthouse in Chicago for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's resentencing - @WBBMNewsradio

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Illinois, US

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for parts of Illinois and Iowa until 2 am CT - Weather Channel

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Illinois, US

Illinois state official says Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved bill making small amount of marijuana possession punishable with fines instead of jail - AP

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2016 Democratic National Convention

Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who is an Iraq war veteran, says to Donald Trump in DNC speech: 'I didn't put my life on the line to defend our democracy so you could invite Russia to interfere in it' - @mikememoli

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Illinois, US

Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues' - AP

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mergers & acquisitions

Illinois joins federal antitrust lawsuit seeking to block the proposed merger of health insurers Aetna and Humana - Chicago Tribune

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2016 Republican National Convention

Illinois Republican Party revokes Republican National Convention credentials of a delegate for Donald Trump for making racist comments in a Facebook post - AP

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