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Byron Brown, 29, already serving 25 years in state prison for murder, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to racketeering conspiracy and murder in aid of racketeering.
A federal judge refused to grant the Green Party's last ditch effort to place its candidates on the November 2014 Illinois ballot.
Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency in their staff assistant positions.
Jake Griffin's column on the state agency ignoring the law showcases one of the glaring flaws in Illinois government; i.e. no one is accountable for making sure things are done right and apparently no one is responsible for being sure the state follows the law.
Chicago's championship Little League team greeted Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn with awkward silence, despite the best efforts of an enthusiastic emcee to rustle up some applause.
"Leader of the Free World and Leader of the Slim People of America", then Senator Barack Obama in a Honolulu vacation in August, 2008.
The talk show queen has signed up to play a tough brothel-running granny in the upcoming film about the life of the late comedian Richard Pryor.
In 2012, the former staffer for Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., won the 13th District by a mere 1,002 votes to a perennial Democrat panned by party operatives.
The official, who asked not to be identified, told the Reuters news agency that the FBI was investigating the death of 33-year-old Douglas McAuthur McCain.
When Congress comes back from recess in September, Rep. Kevin McCarthy will begin his first days as the majority leader of the House.
The word "inversion" has entered the popular vocabulary, describing a tax-driven corporate merger in which a U.S. firm acquires an overseas company and then relocates its legal domicile to that firm's home tax jurisdiction.
New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move backers say extends protections already in place for other workers.
Gov. Pat Quinn says it was up to his transportation secretary to follow employment rules even when hiring candidates the governor's office favored.
The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th. In a press release from the Illinois Department of Transportation, the DOT blames unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns.
The Bridge was originally set to be open on September 6th...but the Illinois Department of Transportation says unforeseen conditions and problems encountered in replacing the transverse beams across the bridge and in the support columns will extend the shutdown for another month.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a couple of bills last week to make it easier for voters to get rid of unnecessary and wasteful units of government.
Beautiful, crisp fall days on the horizon mean long motorcycle rides on hilly country roads enticing motorcycle riders to feel the wind in their hair.
Updated: Thu Aug 28, 2014 12:31 am
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