Disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants his prosecutors jailed

By William H. Freivogel Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told an ethics class at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this month that he was the victim of an establishment “trying to bury me and bury the truth…The whole thing was a political prosecution.” And he wants retribution. He told the students he hoped to see, “Everyone

News Analysis: The First Amendment and the Internet

By William H. Freivogel On March 18, Missouri and its legal ally The Gateway Pundit will try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court that the Biden administration violated the First Amendment by “coercing” social media companies to “censor” false conservative posts on vaccine and election denial. The argument comes less than a month after the

Reporter’s Notebook: Covering abortion from Illinois

When the Dobbs decision was handed down at the end of June 2022, reversing nearly 50 years of abortion access in this country, I was living in Richmond, Virginia working as a freelance photojournalist. I had recently accepted a new job back in my hometown of Carbondale, Illinois, and I knew Illinois – specifically southern