2 dozen busts no problem for $110,000-a-year Illinois prison official
Xadrian R. McCraven has a criminal history that includes "at least" 24 arrests on charges including arson, illegal gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault, according to federal court records.
Rep. Davis' campaign finance reports obscured by errors
Dec. 05 --A Tribune investigation of U.S. Rep. Danny Davis' campaign finance s has prompted the Chicago Democrat to correct a $25,000 error in a federal disclosure, but he has not rectified reports by two of his state committees that are inaccurate or incomplete.
Illinois congressional delegation seeks disaster declaration after tornadoes
The Illinois congressional delegation today wrote the president asking him for a disaster declaration for 15 counties hit by severe storms and tornados on Nov. 17. The counties, they said, "were pummeled by the fourth largest November tornado outbreak in U.S. history.
The Baltimore Sun
Everyone deserves a second chance [Commentary]
While those are four things that too many associate with Washington, the reality is that along the banks of the Potomac, sensible minds from across the political and ideological spectrums are coming together in the most unexpected area of governance: criminal justice.
Ohio Senator Pushes To Renew Bi-Partisan Second Chance Act
Sen. Rob Portman is leading the effort to reauthorize the Second Chance Act, bipartisan legislation that he originally authored with the late Democratic Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones of Cleveland.