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.
Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective SwitchMembers of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.
Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On WomenShe will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.
Indiana Elects GOP Governor, Dem Senator; Ryan Keeps Seat In WisconsinIllinois' neighbors to the north and east went in different directions in the presidential race.
Opinion: Ballots Full Of WomenWhile Mitt Romney talks about binders full of women, Democrats have ballots full of women.
Opinion: Romney's Desperation Showing In Final Days Of CampaignAs the campaign draws to a close it has become very apparent that Obama will return to the White House and that Harry Reid will lead a Democratic Senate.
Opinion: Republicans Are Abandoning Romney's Sinking ShipRomney is dragging his own campaign and every Republican down. Republican operatives and House and Senate candidates have conceded as much throughout the month of September.
Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral MathPaul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.
Opinion: The Audacity Of Harry ReidHow dare Harry Reid, the Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, spew his latest unsubstantiated rumors against Mitt Romney?
Opinion: Harry Reid Dares to Talk About Angry Old White MenHarry Reid got – as he often does – in calling Republican donors “angry old white men”. Imagine the reaction if House Speaker John Boehner were to say something such as: support or donations to Obama made by 17 angry black men.
Opinion: Republicans Vote For Denial Of Affordable Health Care AgainTea Party zealots in Congress are obsessed with stripping people of their right and access to affordable care.
Sen. Calls For Federal Hearing In Penn St. Case U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday asked for a hearing into how federal laws apply to the investigation of the child sex-abuse case that has enveloped Penn State University.
Senators Urge Baseball To Ban Tobacco U.S. senators and health officials are taking on a baseball tradition older than the World Series itself: chewing tobacco on the diamond.
State Lawmakers Return To Finalize Capital BudgetIllinois lawmakers return to Springfield today to approve funding for the state’s capital construction program.