| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved an expansion of health care for 342,000 low-income residents under legislation that embraces President Barack Obama’s signature program to give medical coverage to more Americans.
| Feb 18, 2013
The already volatile special election campaign to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress saw its biggest upheaval Sunday when state Sen. Toi Hutchinson dropped out and endorsed former state Rep. Robin Kelly in a move to unite against former U.S. Rep....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 2:49 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee has spent at least $660,000 for 12 days of TV ads blasting Democratic congressional candidate Debbie Halvorson’s past support from the National Rifle Association, records...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois Auditor General William Holland said today he has been cited for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol in Springfield.
Holland, 61, confirmed he received tickets for alleged drunken driving and improper lane usage...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 11:46 AM
SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn today called on Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a court order that requires Illinois to approve legislation this spring that would let citizens carry guns in public.
The governor's move ramps up...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:51 PM
The first woman to be elected judge in Franklin County helped Letterkenny Army Depot observe Women’s History Month on Wednesday.
Since 2000, Carol L. Van Horn has served on the bench of the Court of Common Pleas for the 39th Judicial District...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:19 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democratic-led Senate delivered a Valentine’s Day victory to gay and lesbian couples today, passing legislation for the first time that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois.
The gay marriage measure now goes to the...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 1:33 PM
The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights.
| Feb 5, 2013
| 1:00 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Supporters of allowing gay marriage in Illinois cleared the first of many hurdles today.
An Illinois Senate committee advanced a same-sex marriage bill 9-5.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, next moves to the...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 2:49 PM
In a buzzer-beating vote, the Illinois Senate passed a non-binding resolution Friday criticizing the Turkish government's treatment of Eastern Orthodox religious leaders. The measure, approved just before lawmakers ended the spring session, included an...
| Jun 4, 2013
Democrats are poisoning Illinois and Chicago.
Maybe it's too obvious to state, but it isn't said often enough. Or barely at all.
Democrats have locked up the city and the state. They have supermajorities in both houses of the Illinois legislature. The...