Head of Council’s Black Caucus, pastors tell Justice Burke they want diversity — not another white judge — on bench
The 28th Ward alderman and church leaders are crying foul after Burke recommended Cara Smith, the chief policy advisor to the Cook County sheriff, to fill a vacancy left by a retiring African American judge.
A spokesman for Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns the station, confirmed Joe Crain’s firing.
The popular meteorologist’s absence from the air had prompted an advertising boycott, social media protests and a complaint from a U.S. senator.
After two days of shaky behind-the-scenes negotiations, House lawmakers left Springfield having passed a comprehensive spending and capital plan. The Illinois Senate plans to return for bill action on Sunday and must still approve the gambling measure.
The poll comes with less than two weeks to go before the end of the legislative session — and two weeks after an anti-legalization poll showed different results.
The review evaluated the state's Intact Family Services. About 85% of those cases are handled by private companies, with the rest by the state.
A question about Scott's Law would also be included in a written question on the driver's license test, should the legislation pass.
An anonymous inmate named "Tay Tay" alleges that the Illinois Department of Corrections has failed to keep her safe at downstate men's facility.
Parents groups and incoming aldermen on Monday urged passage of a measure that would enact an elected school board in Chicago.
Cassidy sent us an email promising an aide would "share the studies out of Colorado," but nothing arrived as of our deadline.
The FBI is trying to determine who paid for the ring former Pat Quinn press secretary Brooke Anderson got from her husband Lou Bertuca, the ex-governor’s 2014 campaign manager.
That’s not a yes but also not a hard no, giving her ally, Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., space to see whether she can resurrect the long dormant project.
The drivers demanded an increase in their pay; a cap on the number of drivers allowed in the city; better safety; and more financial accountability.
"Our understanding of this is that that the governor could make this happen tomorrow if he wanted to," said Sheila Bedi, one of Hampton's lawyers.
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Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office called the report a "disturbing illustration," while the newly appointed head of DCFS said it showed "serious lapses."
"[The issues] are identical except black people are in Cook County Jail, and Latinos are in detention centers," state Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch said.
Madigan said the decision process for which businesses will receive new licenses would affect the vote as well.
A medical marijuana cultivation center in Elk Grove Village is financially banking on the state legalizing recreational marijuana.
The new TV ad questions why the state should trust a billionaire governor to enact a "fair tax" if he's under federal investigation.
In Chicago and other areas with plenty of college graduates, there’s evidence employers make that a prerequisite even for jobs that don’t need it.
Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, however, show Illinois added — rather than lost — roughly 48,000 jobs overall in 2007.
State Rep. Steven E. Reick was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Springfield, authorities said.
Rep. Kelly Cassidy said she hopes the bill would be approved by the General Assembly by the end of May.
Tens of thousands in Illinois are waiting months for health care because of state backlog in determining who’s eligible for Medicaid.
"The cop in her was her job," he said. "This is what she loved, and the animals is what she loved. I wanted that story told.
The Illinois Senate on Wednesday took the first major steps in advancing a graduated income tax package on strictly partisan lines.
Illinois accepting applications to farm industrial hemp, which was criminalized nationally in 1937.
While the Senate plan is not final, Pritzker’s office released a statement in support of the committee process Tuesday.
Lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday to begin tackling Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal, including his call to legalize recreational marijuana.