Illinois Republicans vote Yes, Democrats vote No on Obamacare repeal
During last Thursday's vote in U.S. Congress to repeal Obamacare, only one Democrat voted with Republicans in support of overturning the Affordable Care Act , and that one Democrat was not from Illinois.
Sun May 19, 2013
Tom Kacich: Illinois' openness still merits bad grade
Every time I see Illinois getting high marks for open government and disclosure - it happened last week when the Center for Public Integrity gave the state an "A" for campaign disclosure requirements regarding super PACs, nonprofits and other groups - I have to laugh.
Fri May 10, 2013
Inciting mob action via Facebook will mean jail time with SB 1005
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Thu May 09, 2013
Quinn formally asks for federal disaster relief after April floods
Gov. Pat Quinn formally requested federal flood assistance on Thursday, unleashing a bi-partisan push from the entire Illinois congressional delegation for President Barack Obama to declare 11 Illinois counties in need of disaster relief following torrential April downpours.
Mon May 06, 2013
Illinois judge resigns from seat to run against Rep. Davis
Illinois Judge Ann Callis has resigned from the bench, a move that allows her to run against freshman Rep.
Thu May 02, 2013
War Hero Gets Medal 68 Years Later
Fred Stolley of Decatur is a decorated World War II veteran. But one medal he earned nearly 68 years ago was never given to him.
Mon Apr 29, 2013
Dems meet potential Davis challengers
Champaign County Democrats got to meet two potential candidates for Congress in the 13th District on Sunday night, but they heard from only one of them.
Reauthorize Second Chance Act: Rob Portman and J.C. Watts
Five years ago, the Second Chance Act was signed into law with strong bipartisan support from members of Congress, community leaders and a large coalition of organizations interested in cutting corrections costs, making our communities safer and ensuring that the value of every American is recognized.
Tue Apr 23, 2013
Chicago: Despite What State Rep Says, School Zone Bill Is About Safety, Not Money
Last Friday the Illinois House overwhelmingly passed a bill lowering the speed limit in school zones to 20 MPH any time children are present, not just during the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., as is currently the case.
Will City Council raise smoking age?
Too early to say whether the aldermen will approve a smoking age of 21 because the mayor is ducking the issue, so far.