Horrell sentenced to life for beating death of Kankakee doctor
In Kankakee Court Thursday, Phillip Horrell was sentenced to life behind bars for the October 2012 murder of 81-year-old Dr. James Goldenstein. The doctor's wife, Betty. was also beaten.
Horrell expressed remorse, saying he was "sorry." Horrell plead guilty last year to the attack at the couple's home in Westwood Estate home. Prosecutors said the attack occurred just a couple of days after he was released from prison.
(Springfield, IL) -- Dan Rutherford is planning to ask a judge to toss out the sexual harassment lawsuit against him. His attorneys will head to court tomorrow to try to convince a judge that there isn't enough evidence to prove Rutherford engaged in any misconduct. The allegations came up a few months ago while Rutherford was trying to land the GOP nomination for governor.
A former employee at the state treasurer's office says Rutherford made unwanted sexual advances toward him during an overnight retreat. He also says Rutherford disciplined him when he refused to do campaign work on state time. Rutherford has shot down the allegations, claiming it was a political attack to kill his campaign, which it did. Rutherford finished last of the four candidates on the primary ticket.
Bruce Rauner delivers his ‘skake up Illinois” message in Kankakee
Republican gubernatorial candidates Bruce Rauner told a Kankakee audience Wednesday "he'll know Illinois is on the road back when Kankakee County is thriving again."
At the Majestic Theatre, were some 200 people gathered, Rauner said there's so much work to do. He said the Kankakee area is still important in any Illinois election. Unemployment numbers in Kankakee County should excite people about the 2014 election.
The 12.1 percent jobless figure is troubling, Rauner said. Rauner was the guest of GOP Illinois legislative candidate Glenn Nixon. Nixon's message is "Return to Prosperity." Nixon is challenging incumbent State Rep. Kate Cloonen in November.
Raunerstuck to his theme of shaking up Illinois politics. His staff has collected 440,000 signatures to force a statewide vote on term limits. He needed 300,000 signatures, but has a goal of getting 500,000 by May 4.