Former Illinois State Sen. Annazette Collins Indicted On Federal Tax ChargesAccording to the charges, Collins filed false individual income tax returns for 2014 and 2015, substantially underreporting her income as a lobbyist.
White Won't Apologize For Comparing Collins To Blago; Collins Won't SueThey were once allies, but now Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and State Sen. Annazette Collins (D-Chicago) are at odds. Collins is threatening to sue White for libel for comparing her to convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Activist, Ex-Mayoral Candidate Watkins Running For State SenateA community activist who gained visibility in this year's race for Chicago mayor is now setting her sights on the 5th district Illinois Senate seat.
Some State Lawmakers Argue Against Unpaid Furlough DaysIllinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.