An Illinois state representative who was also a descendant of one of Chicago’s pioneer settlers has died.
For the woman behind the repeal of capital punishment in Illinois, it was a big, historic effort – but not her first.
A former Illinois state lawmaker has withdrawn her name from a post on the state parole board, amid criticism that she was appointed to the job shortly after voting for Gov. Pat Quinn’s income tax hike.
Taxpayers could be left footing the bill in a costly legal battle involving a Chicago state representative.