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Unions ‘all-in’ governor’s race in Illinois

Unions ‘all-in’ governor’s race in Illinois

The candidates for Illinois governor laid out their vastly different visions Wednesday on how to revive the state’s lagging economy, as national labor unions and other outside groups with much…

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

Reviving a lagging economy a key issue in Illinois

The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.…

Gay couple allowed to marry early in Illinois

Gay couple allowed to marry early in Illinois

In Illinois, the 16th state to legalize and recognize gay marriages, a Chicago woman dying of cancer wed her female partner six months before the law actually takes effect. The…

Illinois expands background checks on all gun purchases

Illinois expands background checks on all gun purchases

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a…

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…

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…

Should Pastor Agnostic run for Mayor of Chicago? 1821

I wake up some mornings hating me too. -- Rahm Emanuel…

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…