Speaker Michael Madigan Calls For Removal Of Stephen Douglas Portrait, Statue From Illinois State Capitol“Memorializing people and a time that allowed slavery and fostered bigotry and oppression has no place in the Illinois House," Madigan said.
Ex-South Bend Mayor, Former Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Has New Book Set For October"Now is a time to consider the foundational role trust plays in our democracy, and what it will take to build the trust we’ll need to recover and to advance as a country."
U.S. Sen Tammy Duckworth Demands More Details On Russian BountiesDuckworth sent a new letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Thursday voicing her frustration with the information provided by the Pentagon to date.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot's COVID-19 Task Force Outlines Recommendations For Economic Recovery From Pandemic: 'A Crisis Unlike Anything We've Ever Experienced'“This crisis truly does afford us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to really rethink and remake the landscape of Chicago," the mayor said.
Gov. Pritzker On Federal COVID-19 Response: States Forced To Play 'Sick' Hunger Games Gameshow"In the midst of a global pandemic states were forced to play some sort of sick "Hunger Games" game show to save the lives of our people. Let me be clear, this is not a reality TV show. There are real things that are happening in the United States."
Mayor Lightfoot Shrugs Off President Trump's Call For All Schools To Reopen In Fall; 'This Really Has To Be A Localized Decision'"I don’t put much weight into what President Trump says, particularly given his lack of leadership over the course of this pandemic, but making those kinds of decisions has to lie with the local school district," Mayor Lightfoot said.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, Who Lost Her Legs Serving In Iraq, Hits Back After Tucker Carlson Suggests She Hates America"Does @TuckerCarlson want to walk a mile in my legs and then tell me whether or not I love America?" Duckworth wrote on Twitter.
'Thoughts And Prayers Are Not Enough' Chicago Mayor Lighfoot On Weekend Violence
Aldermen Seek To Close Loophole In 2014 Anti-Puppy Mill OrdinanceAld. Brian Hopkins (2nd) said some pet stores circumvented the ban on selling animals from large-scale for-profit breeders by setting up fake non-profits as front organizations posing as rescue groups.
Chicago Quarantine Order In Effect At 12:01 a.m. Monday For Those Coming From States With COVID-19 SurgesEffective at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Chicago’s travel quarantine order was set to begin for those coming from states with coronavirus surges.
Supreme Court Denies Request From Illinois GOP Seeking To Block Rule Capping Number Of People At Political RalliesIllinois Republicans wanted relief from Gov. JB Pritzker’s coronavirus rule, which capped the number of people allowed at political rallies at 50.
Lightfoot: Effective Monday, Travelers Coming Into Chicago From States With COVID-19 Surges Must Self-Quarantine For 14 Days“This order is another important measure in helping us further contain the spread of COVID-19 in Chicago.”
Downstate Judge's Ruling Declares Gov. Pritzker's Executive Orders For Pandemic 'Void;' Appeal ExpectedA downstate judge on Thursday declared Gov. JB Pritzker’s stay-at-home orders void.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Judge Rejects Illinois GOP Bid For Exemption From Pritzker's Public Gathering Limit; 'The Risks In Doing So Are Too Great'“The current state of our nation demands that we sacrifice the benefits of in-person interactions for the greater good,” U.S. District Judge Sara Ellis ruled.