Judge: Constitution Violated By Legislators' Pay Freeze VoteLawmakers got their first raises in more than a decade this month when their $67,836 base salaries increased about $1,600 as part of the $40 billion budget Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed in June.
Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To FollowThe Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.
Illinois Judges Plan To Offer Up Civics EducationIf you don’t know the names of the three branches of government, but you do know the names all the judges on “American Idol,” you might not have had enough civics in high school.
Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme CourtPresident Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn't have had a worse week.
Governor Seeks Bill Abolishing Controversial Scholarship ProgramIllinois House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to block an attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.
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'Moment Of Silence' Law May ReturnAn Illinois law requiring a daily moment of silence in public schools may be set to make a comeback after being blocked for two years.
CBS 2 School: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 12Upon bumping into Colin Powell at a DC social event earlier this year, the CBS 2 Teachers were eager to find out his favorite part of the U.S. Constitution.
CBS 2 School: Dancing With The 12th AmendmentThe Constitution came well before the invention of reality TV. But when determining how the President would be selected, the Framers preferred the Survivor method over the American Idol method.
CBS 2 School: Madison’s MulliganThis begins a series of blogs dedicated to our enduring Constitution, beginning with James Madison, often called the father of the document.