Senate Changes Rules To Allow Babies In Chamber After Duckworth Gives BirthU.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, the first woman to give birth while serving in the Senate, will be allowed to bring her baby into the chamber, after the Senate voted to change its rules.
Preckwinkle Elected Chairman of Cook County Democratic PartyCook County President Toni Preckwinkle was unanimously elected by all eighty wards and township committeemen as the new Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party.
Jeb Bush Remembers His Mother: 'She Taught Us To Serve Others'Jeb Bush spent more than an hour on stage at an Elmhurst College forum in Oak Brook, much of it talking about his mother's legacy, fondly remembering the woman he called mom.
City Council OKs $2.3M Settlement For Man Shot By Police In 2015The August 2015 shooting that left Jaquise Evans seriously injured became even more controversial when U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer in January accused city attorneys of withholding evidence during a trial of the lawsuit.
Appeals Court Hears Arguments In Schock's Bid To Toss Corruption ChargesA lawyer for former Republican Rep. Aaron Schock says prosecutors are aiming to be the first to imprison a former member of Congress over ambiguous rules the U.S. House set for itself.
Missouri's Top Republicans Join Calls For Greitens To Step DownMissouri's top Republican legislators are calling for GOP Gov. Eric Greitens to step down from office following an accusation that he obtained a charity donor list without permission, the latest controversy to embroil Greitens, who has also been accused of sexual abuse.
Illinois Youth Tackle Football Ban Dead For NowThe sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing organized tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session.
Film About Sandra Bland's Final Days, Legacy To Debut At TribecaIt's been three years since Naperville resident Sandra Bland allegedly asphyxiated herself after police arrested during a routine traffic stop in Texas, but her name is still making headlines.
Jeb Bush, Mourning Mother Barbara Bush's Death, To Speak At Oak Brook ForumDespite being in the midst of funeral arrangements for his mother, former first lady Barbara Bush, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush planned to deliver the keynote address Wednesday at a forum in Oak Brook.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush Dead At 92The snowy-haired Mrs. Bush was one of only two first ladies who was also the mother of a president.
CPS Budget 'A Breath Of Fresh Air,' Adding $64 Million For Schools"This is a good time to be the leader of Chicago Public Schools, because our financial situation is much stronger than it was two years ago," Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson said.
The IRS' Online Filing System Is Having Problems ... On Tax DayThe service that taxpayers use to file online is partly down, according to Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter.