Minimum Wage Hike Gives Fast Food Operators Major HeadachesThe state's minimum wage will rise to $15.00 an hour by 2025 after lawmakers gave final approval Thursday in Springfield.
Record Number Of Women Elected To The HouseA tally from the Congressional Research Service said the previous record of 85 representatives served in the 114th Congress, including two members who resigned and one who was elected to fill a vacancy.
Paul Ryan On Trump Tweets: 'Justice Should Be Blind'Trump on Monday accused the Justice Department of targeting the Republicans ahead of the midterms.
Republican Voters Are Turning Against The Mueller ProbeFor the first time, a majority of Republican voters, 54%, now believe Mueller is not conducting a fair investigation.
Rep. Peter Roskam Shares Moments Of GOP Train Crash In VirginaWest suburban U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam was among the Republican lawmakers aboard the chartered train that hit a garbage truck Wednesday in Virginia.
At Issue: Rep. Ives' Bid To Unseat Gov. RaunerThe flash point for the primary opposition to Republican Governor Bruce Rauner came when he signed HB-40, legislation that expanded abortion coverage in Illinois.
Democratic Lawmakers Are Skeptic About Latest State Budget Proposals From RepublicansDemocratic lawmakers are reacting with skepticism to the latest proposals for a state budget compromise from their republican colleagues.
Trump Dismisses GOP Calls To Quit Race: 'Never'A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would "never" abandon his White House bid, facing an intensifying backlash from Republican leaders across the nation who called on him to quit the race following the release of his vulgar and sexually charged comments caught on tape.
Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
Illinois Politicians Talk Of Immigration CompromiseTalk of a political compromise on the nation's immigration policies dominated a rally and workshops on the issue Saturday at Malcolm X College.
Joe Walsh Opinionated In Final Town Hall MeetingJoe Walsh hosted his final Town Hall meeting in front of a supportive crowd of 200 in Wauconda.
Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment SolutionSpeaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.
Opinion: My2KObama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.
Opinion: Why Do The Liberals Keep Complaining?Liberals and their ilk obviously won the executive branch of the United States government for another four years with the reelection of President Barack Obama, but they still pick fights as much as they did before the election – if not more.
Opinion: 'I'm Not A Scientist, Man' And The GOP's War On ReasonIf Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.