Adults in Illinois who let teenagers drink alcohol could face tougher laws even if that adult isn't related. The Illinois House of Representatives has voted to penalize any adult who knows of underage drinking.
The idea behind a referendum is to give voters a direct voice in making their community better. These ballot questions can cover anything from stem-cell research to the fate of an empty lot. They may be binding or just advisory. Last month, referenda were on ballots in nine Chicago precincts.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, said the political bickering over the federal budget isn't expected to end any time soon.Durbin said Friday he thinks Congress will have to approve another temporary budget to avoid a government shut down.
Yesterday, the president of the International Red Cross declared Libya as “engaged in civil war.” Last week, media hedged their bets, referring to escalating violence between pro- and anti-Qaddafi forces as the “brink of civil war.”
The fourteen aldermanic run-off elections scheduled for April will have a big impact on the make-up of the Chicago City Council. So it's no surprise that Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel is wading deep into the runoff pool.