Illinois Establishes 'Barack Obama Day'

US | Kerry Picket

‘I think it should be a day of acknowledgment and celebration’

Disgraced Congressman's Lawyers Say His Sex Life Is Irrelevant To Campaign Finance Case

Politics | Thomas Phippen
Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) (L) tells an audience at Elly's Tea and Coffee why he is endorsing former Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (C) during an event with Romney and his wife Ann Romney (R) December 28, 2011 (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

‘It is no secret that there has long been speculative gossip’

Illinois College Threatens Punishment For 'Bias' And 'Disparaging Comments'

Education | Rob Shimshock
Two students assiduously examine a book (Shutterstock/Vagengeim)

But this may expose them to litigation

Illinois Race Expected To Become Most Expensive Statewide Election In US History

Politics | Hollis Poch
(Photo Credit: REUTERS/Jim Young)

Expected to cost more than $300 million

Illinois Turns To Drugs To Save Its Economy

US | Steve Birr
Marijuana and money.

‘Timely and important’

'Free Samples' Of Heroin Sparked A Rash Of Overdoses In Chicago

US | Steve Birr
A law enforcement staff shows confiscated heroin before burning it in the headquarters of the Drug Control Agency in Dushanbe May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘Not common to see that’

Illi-noise: Another 'Progressive' Blue State Cannot Pay Its Bills

Opinion | Ron Hart
Chicago Skyline: marchello74/shutterstock.com  

Cities and states that are ruled by the left always have the worst governance.

Anti-Vaping Officials Urge Businesses To Voluntarily Adopt E-Cigarette Bans

Daily Vaper | Steve Birr
An exhibitor staff member uses an electronic cigarette at VAPE CHINA EXPO in Beijing. (REUTERS/Jason Lee)

‘You can have your own policy’

Illinois Cops May Lose The Ability To Just Take Your Property

US | Anders Hagstrom
Republican Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs-up after winning the midterm elections in Chicago, Illinois, November 4, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young

‘The burden of proof now falls on the state’

Illinois Lawmakers Overturn Governor's Veto On State Budget

US | AnnMarie Hilton
Photo By: Reuters

‘If they were just going to do a tax hike with no reforms, they could have done that two years ago’

Lawsuit Rips 'Deceitful' Drug Makers Who 'Raked In Billions' Spreading Addiction

US | Steve Birr
Bottles of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Purdue Pharma L.D. sit on a shelf at a local pharmacy, in Provo, Utah, U.S., April 25, 2017. REUTERS/George Frey

‘Fraudulent conduct that has brought misery’

High Courts Proving Sympathetic To 18, 19 Year Old Inmates Appealing Life Sentences

US | Anders Hagstrom
FILE PHOTO: Prison inmates wearing firefighting boots line up for breakfast at Oak Glen Conservation Fire Camp #35 in Yucaipa, California, U.S. November 6, 2014. Picture taken November 6, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File photo

Hard age boundaries are ‘at odds with science’

FACT CHECK: Is Russia's Economy 'Just A Little Bit Bigger' Than Illinois' Economy?

Politics | Kush Desai
FILE PHOTO: An employee counts Russian rouble banknotes at a private shop in Krasnoyarsk, Russia December 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin/File Photo

‘Russia’s economy is significantly bigger than Illinois’ by almost every major economic indicator’

Illinois House Dems Pass $5 Billion Tax Increases

Politics | Robert Donachie
FILE PHOTO: Illinois Gov-elect Bruce Rauner speaks to the media after a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama and other Governor-elects from seven U.S. states at the White House in Washington December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo

‘I will veto Mike Madigan’s permanent 32 percent tax hike’

Illinois On The Verge Of First-Ever 'Junk' Bond Rating

Politics | Will Racke
Demonstrators protest the possible re-election of Illinois of State Representative Michael Madigan as Speaker of the House as a supporter dressed as Madigan, center, dances with his hands up at the University of Illinois campus in Springfield, Illinois, U.S., January 11, 2017. Madigan was re-elected to his 17th term by a vote of 66-51. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Joshua Lott)

‘Good luck trying to climb out of that’

Deadlier Heroin Is Fighting The Overdose Antidote

US | Steve Birr
A law enforcement staff shows confiscated heroin before burning it in the headquarters of the Drug Control Agency in Dushanbe May 30, 2008. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

‘Very serious situation’

Russian Hackers Accessed Illinois Election Board Database Last Year

Elections | Aislinn Murphy
Hooded computer hacker stealing information with laptop. [Shutterstock - PORTRAIT IMAGES ASIA BY NONWARIT]

‘Unfortunately, we had a programming error that left us vulnerable to attack’

Veterans' Organizations To Hold Solidarity Run In Alexandria After Shooting

US | Jonah Bennett
A vehicle window is shattered as police secure the scene where shots were fired during a Congressional baseball practice, wounding House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, in Alexandria

‘No matter our personal politics’