Illinois Redistricting Referendum Won't Appear On November BallotThe Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the measure is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot.
Lawmaker Proposes Law To Help Remove Pokémon Go StopsProposed legislation introduced in Springfield Wednesday would require those who manage Pokémon Go and similar games to remove stops within two days of a request, and to make it easy to do so.
Chicago School Board Approves $5.4B CPS BudgetThe Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve a controversial $5.4 billion budget for the Chicago Public Schools, including a property tax hike to fund teacher pensions.
Transgender Artist Sues City Over Ban On Topless PerformancesA transgender woman has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the city, challenging the Chicago ordinance prohibiting women from going topless in establishments that hold liquor licenses.
Board Of Education To Vote On $5.4 Billion CPS BudgetAfter weeks of discussions, the Chicago Public Schools budget comes down to a vote, and not everyone is thrilled with the direction the spending is going.
Sen. Mark Kirk Not Backing Down On Obama-Iran Payment CommentsU.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-8th), Kirk’s opponent, said his comments about the president were beyond pale.
New Law Aims To Reduce Sexual Assaults On College CampusesA new law in Illinois designed to curb the numbers of sexual assaults on college campuses -- and to hold schools to a higher standard -- has gone into effect as college students are heading back to class for the fall.
Illinois Democrats Say Don't Trust Trump To Soften Immigration StanceEven though Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently seems to have toned down his hard-line rhetoric on immigration, Illinois Democrats said he can’t be trusted to soften his actual position.
Governor Rauner Approves Law To Crack Down On Gun TraffickersGov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to dramatically increase the penalties for those caught illegally transporting guns into Illinois.
Rod Blagojevich Plans To Appeal 14-Year Prison SentenceRod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month.
Rauner To Sign Bill To Punish Trafficking Guns Into IllinoisUnder the new law, a first conviction of trafficking guns will carry a sentence of four to 20 years in prison. A subsequent offense will be punishable by up to 30 years.
FOP Accuses CPD Of Violating Rights Of Officers Facing Firing Over Laquan McDonald ScandalFraternal Order of Police President Dean Angelo on Monday accused the Chicago Police Department of violating the due process of seven officers who stand to lose their jobs for allegedly covering up the police shooting of Laquan McDonald.