| May 15, 2014
| 12:30 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that supporters said is designed to strike a balance between public safety and regulation for ride-sharing companies that use smart-phone apps to hook up with customers.
| May 20, 2014
| 5:25 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Less than a week after a University of Illinois lecturer with ties to a 1970s radical group pleaded his case to keep teaching, the Illinois Senate passed a measure that would ban him from teaching regardless of whether the university rules...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Senate approved the Equal Rights Amendment with Democratic support today, but Republican women lined up to condemn the effort as a symbolic gesture that’s decades late and a political ploy that distracts from the...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Ever since the Illinois General Assembly passed a law in 2007 mandating a “moment of silence” to begin each classroom day in public schools I’ve been informally collecting reports from students, parents and teachers about how this vague,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:04 AM
A third video gambling cafe is coming to Westmont.
Trustees approved a liquor license for Stella's Place, a gambling cafe that will move to the St. James Crossing strip mall at 834 E. Ogden Avenue.
Another cafe, Dotty's, currently operates out of a...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:35 PM
Woodridge trustees decided not to repeal a ban on video gambling in the suburb.
At a village board meeting on April 24, Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham broke a 3-3 tie vote in favor of preserving the ban. Trustees have been mulling over a proposal to...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Former Illinois State Rep. Keith Farnham was charged Monday with using both personal and state-owned computers to trade hundreds of images and videos depicting child pornography and engage in graphic online chats in which he allegedly bragged about...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Jun 8, 2014
The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here is one of two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Illinois legislature this spring passed a "ban the box" bill, which would stop employers from asking about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. Here are two views on the bill, which Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign:...