East St. Louis, IL – Questions over how former East St. Louis City Manager Harvey Henderson died have revived his widow's efforts to collect on two insurance policies.
The insurers have withheld payments because the Illinois State Police determined Henderson contributed substantially to his own death. Henderson fell off the Poplar Street Bridge in August with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his body.
But recently publicized evidence suggests foul play was involved, which may sway the insurance companies' decisions.
Springfield, IL – An Illinois state senator is again floating a plan to offer amnesty to tax scofflaws in an attempt to boost sagging state revenues.
Democrat James Clayborne of Belleville recently introduced a bill that would offer immunity from criminal and civil prosecution. It also would waive interest and penalties for anyone who settles their tax debt to the state during a two-month window this fall.
Chicago, IL – Illinois' former U.S. Senator Carol Moseley-Braun is expected to announce her future political plans today.
Two Chicago newspapers say the Chicago Democrat may be considering a run for president next year. They report she has told national Democratic Party Chairman Terry McAuliffe that she will not seek a Senate campaign rematch with the man who defeated her in 1998, Republican Senator Peter Fitzgerald.