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."
Food Stamp Change Fuels Anxiety As States Try To Curb ImpactThe new rules hit particularly hard in places like Illinois, which is dealing with a separate, similar change in the nation's third-largest city.
Illinois Joins Multi-State Lawsuit over new food stamp rulesIllinois could be among the hardest-hit states. State officials say there are over 140,000 people statewide in the affected category.
Mayor Lightfoot Issues Letter To U.S. State Department Authorizing Refugee Resettlement In ChicagoMayor Lori Lightfoot on Tuesday submitted a letter to the U.S. State Department that gave consent to refugee resettlement in Chicago.
Chicago Immigrant Fears Future Raids: 'I'm At Risk To Get Deportation'"I have a work permit and I have to renew every year, but they can deny any year that they want to. Like they can say, we're not gonna renew your work permit any more. So I'm a risk for deportation."
Best Buy Warns Of Higher Prices For Shoppers Due To TariffsCEO Hubert Joly said that he is working directly with the Trump administration to minimize the impact new tariffs could have on U.S. shoppers, and plans to continue to do so when he steps down as CEO next month and becomes executive chairman of the company's board.
Pence To Visit Indiana, Will Discuss Proposed US-Mexico-Canada Trade DealPresident Donald Trump and House Republicans have been working to build congressional support for ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal.
'Sanctuary' Cities Are Getting Their Grants Despite ThreatsLast summer, the U.S. Conference of Mayors sued in Illinois on behalf of its member cities focusing on the issue. In September, a federal court temporarily blocked the Justice Department from withholding the funds for the jurisdictions represented by the conference.
No-Cost Birth Control Faces Court ChallengesThe Trump administration's regulations broadened the religious exemption to any employer with an objection based on religious beliefs and created a new exemption for certain employers with moral objections.
Number Of Absent Airport Security Screeners Soars In Shutdown"If I was a government worker, yes, I would probably call in and try to do something else because creditors don't care if you're furloughed or not."
AG Madigan To Trump: Stop Plans To Exclude Transgender People From Federal Protections"Civil rights laws are crucial to ensuring access to healthcare and education and the administration should abandon this effort to discriminate against transgender individuals.”
Trump Administration To Detain Migrant Families LongerThe move angered immigrant rights advocates and is all but certain to trigger a court battle.
Pence, Pompeo Deny Penning Anonymous Op-Ed Ripping Trump"I come from a place where if you're not in a position to execute the commander's intent, you have a singular option, that is to leave."
Trump Blasts Sessions Over Indictments Of GOP Congressmen Ahead Of MidtermsPresident Trump chastised Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Twitter on Monday for federal indictments of two sitting Republican congressmen ahead of the midterm elections, the latest attack by a president who pledged to "drain the swamp" against the attorney general he handpicked.
Trump Administration Withholds 100,000 Pages Of Kavanaugh RecordsSenator Schumer said the decision to withhold the documents "has all the makings of a cover-up."