Former Gov. Pat Quinn Unveils His 'Interactive' Portrait At State CapitolThe portrait depicts Quinn in his "lucky" purple-striped tie. He stands in front of a background of 44 instances of people, issues and events from more than four decades in public service.
Portrait Of Dennis Hastert Removed From U.S. House, Following Guilty PleaThe Illinois Republican pleaded guilty last Wednesday to evading banking laws. He acknowledged in a written agreement that he tried paying someone $3.5 million to hide misconduct decades ago.
Chicago Artist To Paint American Pharoah's Official PortraitChicago artist Thomas Allen Pauly was at Belmont Park last Saturday, when American Pharoah won the Belmont Stakes by five and a half lengths, to win the first Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing since 1978.
Famous Mary Todd Lincoln Painting Deemed A FraudOn the official Illinois holiday honoring President Abraham Lincoln's birthday, word of a famous painting of his First Lady is being called a fraud.