People from across the U.S. have sent gifts and nearly $158,000 has been raised for a Chicago-area mentally disabled teenager who was shown live on Facebook being beaten.  A spokesman for the youth's family says the outpouring has been "heartwarming." 

Police in Bloomington say two people were stabbed and a third assaulted in attacks in the business district today.

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is attacking a political watchdog group.  IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.