Sentencing Set For Chicago Man Who Pleaded Guilty To Retaliating Against U.S. SenatorAn Aug. 19 sentencing hearing has been scheduled for a Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a federal retaliation charge in Phoenix for leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S. senator from Arizona during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings.
Illinois Senate Takes Up Final Legislative Matters SundayThe Illinois Senate returns for what lawmakers hope is the final day of a spring legislative session already in overtime.
Illinois House, Senate To Be Sworn Into New SessionMembers are expected to elect Chicago Democrat Michael Madigan to a 19th term as speaker. Democrats have a 74-44 majority in the House.
Kavanaugh Confirmation Clears Crucial Senate HurdleJudge Brett Kavanaugh will get a final floor vote, after enough senators voted 51-49 to advance his nomination Friday.
5 Fast Facts About Dinesh D'Souza and Trump's Presidential PardonPresident Trump announced on Thursday his decision to pardon Dinesh D’Souza, an author and political commentator. Here are five fast facts about D’Souza and the presidential pardon.
'Right-To-Try' Bill Passes CongressCongress passed legislation that could give terminally ill patients a way to independently seek drugs that are still experimental and not fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
House Speaker Mike Madigan Cancels Special Session On Education BillAt the eleventh hour the Speaker of Illinois scrapped plans to try and override the Governor's veto of a school funding plan.
Governor Rauner Talks To Lawmakers Ahead Of House Vote On School Funding BillThe Illinois House is scheduled to vote on Wednesday whether to override Governor Rauner’s veto of a school funding package. The state senate overrode the Governor on Sunday.
Comey Testimony Telegraphed In DocumentThe fired FBI director is expected to tell lawmakers President Trump asked him what could be done to "lift the cloud" of the Russia investigation.
Chicago Cartoonist Explores Lessons From 'Mister Rogers' In New BookThe graphic novel weaves memorable 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' highlights with the author's own experiences as a teacher.
Duckworth And Kirk Come Together At A Summit, Show CivilityDespite a nasty campaign, the two candidates for U.S. Senate in Illinois came together Friday at an alcohol-free “beer summit.”
U.S. Senate Contenders Duckworth, Kirk Hit July 4th ParadesThe contest between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Tammy Duckworth is considered the nation's top Senate race to watch.
Senate Majority Leader To Offer Bill Allowing Tesla To Sell Cars To ConsumersThe majority leader of the Connecticut Senate says he'll introduce legislation that would allow electric vehicle manufacturers, including Tesla Motors, to sell cars directly to consumers.
Measure To Ban 'Deprogramming' Of Gay Young People Goes To GovernorSen. Daniel Biss sponsored the bill. The Evanston Democrat says mental health associations support the measure that addresses therapies that can cause "mental illness, trauma and can increase the risk of suicide."
CIA Torture Report: Five Most Damning ConclusionsWhile it would be a good idea for the citizenry to spend some time reading about the CIA's atrocities in its inhumane treatment of alleged terror suspects, here are the five most damning points contained in the Senate Intelligence Committee report, release on Tuesday.