La. Tech blows out Illinois

Dec 27, 2014

La. Tech blows out Illinois

Louisiana Tech’s Houston Bates had a career day against his former team. Bates’ 4½ sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois. Bates, who graduated and transferred to finish his eligibility closer to home was ...

Jackson, wife given jail terms

Aug 15, 2013

Jackson, wife given jail terms

Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-promising Illinois congressman, was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign money to fund an extravagant lifestyle. In an emotional hearing that capped Jackson’s precipitous downfall, the longtime House member said ...