Illinois

More political scandals for Illinois

More political scandals for Illinois

When Illinois’ new General Assembly takes the oath of office Wednesday, the state that’s still struggling to rebuild its image after two consecutive governors went to prison will set yet another precedent of sorts: Three sitting lawmakers facing criminal charges. Illinois is no stranger to dramatic headlines about the nexus of politics and crime in […]

Illinois governor wants ban on assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines

Illinois governor wants ban on assault-style weapons, high-capacity magazines

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Tuesday ventured into territory where most elected officials and politicians fear to tread:  An outright ban on assault style weapons and high capacity magazines for all guns. “There is no place in the state of Illinois for weapons designed to rapidly fire at human targets at close range,” Quinn said, reflecting […]

Another Senate candidate lies about military record

Another Senate candidate lies about military record

Another politician running for the Senate has lied for years about his military record. Republican Mark Kirk, running for President Barack Obama’s old Senate set in Illinois, claimed for years that he won the U.S. Navy’s intelligence officer of the year while serving in the reserves. But Kirk never won the award. His unit won […]