R. Kelly And Defense Team Are 'No Shows' For Court In Minnesota; Bench Warrant Out For His ArrestEmbattled R&B superstar R. Kelly and his defense team were "no shows" in a Minnesota court Thursday. 
Federal Charges Ramp Up Pressure On R. Kelly To Make DealAny negotiations would be complicated, as Kelly is charged in four jurisdictions and his lawyers would likely insist on a single deal that resolves all the cases. And prosecutors would only accept a deal that includes a lengthy prison term.
R. Kelly Faces New Charges Of Prostitution With Underage Girl In MinneapolisAlready facing an array of charges in Chicago and New York, R. Kelly was facing new charges Monday of engaging in prostitution with an underage girl in Minneapolis.
Emmanuel Aranda, Accused Of Throwing Boy From Balcony In Mall Of America, May Have Been Previously Charged In ChicagoThe man police say threw a 5-year-old boy over a balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota may have a criminal record in Chicago.
Woman Charged With Harboring Dariaz Higgins, Who Is Accused Of Killing Mother Of His ChildA woman traveling with the man accused of killing the mother of his child in Milwaukee is charged with aiding a felon.
Black Sox Opera Premieres In MinnesotaOperas about sports are rare but not unprecedented. Daniel Sonenberg's "The Summer King" about Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson, premiered at the Pittsburgh Opera in April 2017 after more than a decade of development.
2 Men Expected To Plead Guilty In Minnesota Mosque BombingTwo of three militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque and attempting to bomb an Illinois women's clinic are expected to enter guilty pleas.
Google Considers Building $600M Data Center In MinnesotaMinneapolis-based Xcel Energy disclosed the data center project in a regulatory filing. The Google facility proposed in Becker would mark one of the largest private construction projects in recent state history and create about 50 full-time tech jobs.
Illinois Looks To The 'Land Of 10,000 Lakes' To Help Its Budget Issues"We realized the first thing we had to do is stabilize revenue. And in order to fund government that means we needed to raise taxes."
Man Charged In Indiana Interstate KidnappingA Minnesota man is facing charges after a woman in Indiana was kidnapped, held for ransom, and transported to Illinois, according to the Department of Justice. 
Illinois Beats Minnesota 55-31Reggie Corbin rushed for 213 yards and two touchdowns — both coming on runs of more than 70 yards — to become the first Illini player to rush for two 70-yard-plus touchdowns in a single game since 1944