Kankakee death investigation: 3 bodies found in Kankakee home, killed in apparent overnight shooting, officials say

KANKAKEE, Ill. (WLS) — Police are investigating three people found dead in a home in Kankakee Wednesday afternoon, city officials said. Investigators said a relative called police after going to the two-flat home in the 600-block of West Merchant Street Wednesday afternoon and finding three men dead inside the upstairs apartment with apparent gunshot wounds. … Read more

Abortion: Some big-city district attorneys vow not to prosecute providers, setting up legal clashes in red states

CNN — As abortion bans go into effect in states across the US, how strongly the laws are enforced will depend on local prosecutors – and some are promising not to bring abortion providers to court. More than a third of the district attorneys representing the 25 most populous counties in states that have banned … Read more

Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by Jan. 6 committee

Donald Trump’s former White House counsel Pat Cipollone was subpoenaed Wednesday for a deposition by the House’s Jan. 6 committee — and his team is now engaging on the ultimate scope of the order for future testimony, sources say. “The Select Committee’s investigation has revealed evidence that Mr. Cipollone repeatedly raised legal and other concerns … Read more

Arizona Republican governor candidates appear in only televised debate

Arizona’s four Republican candidates for governor met onstage Wednesday in the only televised debate of the primary election, what amounted to an hourlong throw down between the contenders. The back-and-forth, near-constant interruptions and din of candidates speaking over one another prompted one — Kari Lake — to quip at one point: “I feel like I’m … Read more

Delaware governor signs bill expanding abortion access and provider protection

The Democratic governor signed House Bill 455 after it passed in the General Assembly on Tuesday, according to his office. The bill includes several provisions that will increase access and protections to abortion services throughout the state. “It’s a great day for women in Delaware. I can’t stop crying,” Democratic state House Rep. Melissa Minor-Brown, … Read more

NYC: Woman pushing a baby stroller shot dead in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, police say

The three-month-old baby was unharmed, and the relationship between the 20-year-old woman and the baby was unclear Wednesday, police told CNN. The shooting happened just after 8:20 pm in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, police noted. Authorities are searching for a suspect. “A woman is pushing a baby carriage down the block and is shot in … Read more

Skipper chosen to be next Boston Public Schools superintendent

The Boston School Committee has chosen Mary Skipper, the superintendent of a neighboring city, to be the next superintendent of the Boston Public Schools district. , a regional superintendent within Boston Public Schools, during a virtual meeting Wednesday night. Skipper, a Dorchester resident and mother of three, joined Somerville Public Schools as superintendent in 2015 … Read more

Bannon requests trial delay over Jan. 6 hearing publicity

Steve Bannon, a former adviser in the Trump administration, has requested that his trial over contempt of Congress charges be delayed, arguing the Jan. 6 House select committee’s hearings have gained too much publicity. In a court filing on Wednesday, Bannon’s attorneys, David Schoen, Robert Costello and Evan Corcoran, asked for the start date of … Read more