The legislation, approved by the governor on Monday, would strip the elected county clerk of oversight of Lake County elections, and hand those duties over to a five-member commission appointed by the county’s chief judge.
Members of the Illinois General Assembly trying to make a deal with Gov. Pat Quinn over the latest gambling expansion bill have promised him they will pass an ethics ordinance this fall if he will just sign the bill.
Job cuts are coming to the Tribune Company as a result of a major reorganization.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and State Sen. Emil Jones III (D-Chicago) were engaged in a war of words on Tuesday over proposed changes in state law overseeing cemeteries.
The Illinois legislature wants to make the governor more accountable in making appointments to jobs and commissions.
Opponents of a proposed giant dairy in northwest Illinois have won a victory.