Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn, pictured here at his inauguration ceremonies earlier this month. Today, an Illinois appellate court has thrown out legislation that was supposed to fund Quinn's $31 billion state construction plan. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)
The seal of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. An ex-agent of the agency charged with allegedly leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter has been granted bond in Virginia. (via Flickr/ Jonathan Narvey)
East St. Louis' community development director and a Missouri businessman are facing federal charges that allege bogus documents were used and a bribe paid in a failed $5.6 million affordable-housing project.